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  • The Circularity Gap Report

    ​An analysis of the circular state of the global economy...

  • Impact investing: Measurement valued by investee businesses

    This report was commissioned by the Results Measurement Working Group of the Donor Committee on Enterprise Development in order to shed light on the topic of data being generated by impact investee organisations. Little is known about the forms of impact data generated and valued by these enterprises, particularly why they are generating it and how they are using it. 

  • Making the Transition to Strategic Private Sector Engagement

    Development organisations are becoming increasingly systematic and strategic in engaging the private sector as an equal partner across their work, through a variety of formats. As such, private sector engagement represents a shift away from bilateral work with developing country governments, but also differs from traditional, transactional ways of working with business. This briefing note is...

  • Mainstreaming climate compatible development

    Established in 2010, CDKN ( the Climate and Development Knowledge Network)  has funded research, policy advice and knowledge programmes, globally and in more than 70 countries. It has also supported negotiators and negotiating groups. In this book, the lessons from  the first seven years’ work of CDKN are shared. ...

  • The End of Ownership

    In an approach that has gained ground in rural areas of several less-developed countries, the manufacturer or supplier of a water or sanitation system leases the...

  • Viable financial arrangements and partnerships

    Making smart use of the finances available is an important aspect of making development sustainable. How can the money best be used, and can funds from the national and international private sector be used to develop public utilities?  There is a prominent need for reliable and accountable water institutions and for users to pay directly or indirectly for their water use....

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