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Business for Development: Fostering the Private Sector (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 9264034218)

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The days when it was thought that the development process could and should be managed by governments alone is long past. The challenge today is how to involve other sectors of society, such as NGOs and the private sector.

This book details the activities of the private sector in developing and emerging economies and demonstrates how they are inter‐related with government policies. Understanding these activities and public‐private interactions is indispensable for allowing the private sector to play its fullest role in a nation's development process. To this end, several case studies are presented that provide concrete examples from Africa, Asia and elsewhere. Their analysis includes, among other things, the opportunities for expanding markets and upgrading in global value chains, the regulatory conditions that could best promote private‐sector development and the respective role that government, business and donors can play in that process.

Business for Development is one of the three thematic flagships published under the Development Centre's new series, Development Centre Perspectives. Financing Development was published earlier in 2007, while Policy Coherence for Development and Human Security is the focus of a third volume in the series. The series is completed by the African Economic Outlook, Latin American Economic Outlook and Black Sea and Central Asian Economic Outlook.

 ‐ Introduction and Overview ‐ Private Sector Development: Concepts and Practices ‐ Export Diversification and Global Value Chains: Lessons form Selected Case Studies ‐ Agriculture in Africa: Open for Business ? ‐ Corporate Governance for Economic Development

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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2007-05-01

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