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Informal Donor Network on Engaging the Private Sector for Development: 3rd Informal Donor Network Meeting

19 November 2013

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In 2013 ECDPM initiated an informal donor network and has, to date, held two workshops with representatives from donor organisations, government bodies and financial institutions from around the world. The third in this series of meetings will be held on Tuesday 19 November 2013 and is organised in conjunction with the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED).

The aim of the initial workshops was to provide an informal setting for open and frank discussions on the challenges facing donor organisations and others working with the international private sector. The desired outcome of the meetings was to generate some shared knowledge on what other donors are doing, but also to raise issues that merit further discussion and/or research. By offering this informal setting, the aim was to complement and potentially feed into other on-going initiatives.

These meetings are limited to a selected number of invitees.

ECDPM wishes to thank IFC for hosting this meeting.

For more information, contact Anna Rosengren.

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Summary notes from meetings 1, 2 and 3

1st Informal Donor Network Meeting held on 21 February 2013
2nd Informal Donor Network Meeting held on 23 April 2013
3rd Informal Donor Network Meeting held on 19 November 2013: Summary – Notes

Background reading

Blending Loans and Grants for Development: An Effective Mix for the EU?
Sanoussi Bilal, Florian Krätke, ECDPM Briefing Note 55, October 2013

Blending Loans and Grants: To Blend or not to Blend?
San Bilal, Florian Krätke, Background note prepared for the 21st EDFI & INTERACT Annual General Meeting, 23-24 May 2013, Madrid, May 2013

The Enriching Business of Nutrition. Market-based Partnerships and Regional Approaches to Nutrition: What Role for CAADP?
Bruce Byiers, Simona Seravesi, ECDPM Discussion Paper 149, June 2013

Common or conflicting interests? Reflections on the Private Sector (for) Development Agenda
Bruce Byiers, Anna Rosengren, ECDPM Discussion Paper 131, July 2012

Rethinking Aid for Trade in the context of innovative financing
Dan Lui, Bruce Byiers, Jeske van Seters, ECDPM Discussion Paper 127, May 2012

Corridors of power or plenty? Lessons from Tanzania and Mozambique and implications for CAADP
Bruce Byiers, Francesco Rampa, ECDPM Discussion Paper 138, January 2013

GREAT Insights, Volume 2, Issue 8, November 2013 – Thematic Focus: Trade and Development

GREAT Insights, Volume 2, Issue 5, July-August 2013 – Thematic Focus: Aid for Trade

GREAT Insights, Volume 1, Issue 8, October 2012 – Thematic Focus: Private Sector for Development

Time to Consign Today’s Corporate Social Responsibility to History’s Dustbin
David Sogge, ECDPM Talking Points Blog, 7 November 2013

Challenges 2014: Win-wins affect interests, can they effect economic transformation?
Bruce Byiers, ECDPM Talking Points Blog, 30 October 2013

The impact of European Commission support to private sector development (PSD)? We’re still none the wiser
Bruce Byiers, ECDPM Talking Points, 3 May 2013

From Aid for Trade to Aid for Business, Partnership and Profits
Bruce Byiers, ECDPM Talking Points, 23 January 2013

Talking about the impact of private sector for development, are we using the same language?
Anna Rosengren, ECDPM Talking Points, 18 January 2013


Session 2: The Challenge of Challenge Funds – David Elliott, DFID
Session 3: The Implications of Different Governance Models for Multi-stakeholder Partnerships – Jennifer Adams, USAID


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