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CPDE Background Paper on Private Sector Engagement in Development



"The private sector is an important and necessary part of development efforts. For the purpose of this paper, private sector is defined as organizations that primarily engage in profit seeking activities through the production of goods, provision of services, and/or commercialization. Within different international fora, donor governments have made successive commitments to increase their work with the private sector in development with a focus on promoting foreign and domestic private investment, support for job creation, and on Public-Private-Partnerships in relation to financing infrastructure needs. The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) commissioned this background paper to help distill CSO analyses and perspectives on aid and the private sector, provide a framework on donor approaches to engaging the private sector, and identify key concerns relating to development effectiveness."

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