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Beyond development as a business by-product?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 16-03-2012

Bruce Byiers

That the private sector is important, if not key, to economic development is nothing new. However, w [...]


Monitoring Regional Integration - tedious or a tool?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 07-11-2012

Bruce Byiers

With burgeoning regional integration and free-trade arrangements around the world, a key question is [...]


The EU Commission's Private Sector Communication - Communicating with Whom?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 09-10-2014

Bruce Byiers

As European Commission Communications go, A stronger role for the private sector in achieving inclus [...]


How Will the EU's Private Sector Strategy Play Out?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 18-06-2014

Bruce Byiers | Florian Krätke (Alumnus)

Having spent an average of €350 million ($477 million) per year on private sector development over [...]


Tobin Tax, Robin Hood Tax – whatever it is, will it work?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 30-09-2011

Bruce Byiers

The European Commission has presented a proposal for a EU-wide financial transaction tax (FTT) to co [...]


'Men get motorbikes, women get voice' - Questions on people-centred business

Talking Points Blog | Published on 06-06-2013

Bruce Byiers

Instead of firms having to prove they are good with FairTrade labels, Robin Roth, a speaker at the P [...]


How could taxation help to achieve the MDGs? – A reaction to OECD research

Talking Points Blog | Published on 27-01-2012

Bruce Byiers

Financing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) remains a major challenge. It is becoming clear th [...]


Private sector for development is the “new black”

Talking Points Blog | Published on 15-06-2012

Bruce Byiers

Promoting private sector development in poor countries and engaging with firms for achieving develop [...]


Challenges 2014: Win-Wins Affect Interests, Can They Effect Economic Transformation?

Talking Points Blog | Published on 30-10-2013

Bruce Byiers

+++ ECDPM Challenges blog series. Post number three +++Will 2014 Be a Year of Implementation?If 201 [...]


The impact of European Commission support to private sector development (PSD)? We’re still none the wiser

Talking Points Blog | Published on 03-05-2013

Bruce Byiers

Bruce Byiers blogs about an evaluation that is heavy in terms of pages, but light on recommendations [...]