Making the Transition to Strategic Private Sector Engagement

Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
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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 about innovative programming and organisational changes that pioneering agencies are implementing, to facilitate this shift.