The roundtable event, organised by ECDPM with the Center for Global Development (CGD), will bring together analysts, development finance practitioners, stakeholders from a spectrum of development finance institutions, and policymakers with a durable public and private finance experience for a series of brief, focused presentations and a constructive, curated discussion.
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The Addis Ababa Action Agenda mentions ‘private sector’ as many times as it mentions ‘international cooperation.’ This exemplifies the growing consensus that delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires a stronger engagement of the private sector. However, investors are often reluctant to work in developing countries because of perceived risks. As a result, cost and risk-sharing public mechanisms have become an important means to leverage private finance for frontier markets.
These new priorities imply challenging new questions for policymakers, including:
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Papers discussed at this event include:
Commons Consultants. 2015. The Pitfalls of Innovative Private Sector Financing: Emerging lessons from benchmarking of investment funds supported by aid agencies. Copenhagen: Commons Consultants.
Barder, O., Talbot, T. 2015. Guarantees, Subsidies, or Paying for Success? Choosing the Right Instrument to Catalyze Private Investment in Developing Countries. (Working Paper 402). Washington: Center for Global Development.