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Policy Forum on Development – Workshop with Private Sector

3 October 2014

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Tentative agenda:

08:30 – 09:00    Registration and Coffee

09:00 – 09:15    Opening by Mr Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director-General DEVCO and Italian presidency

09:15 – 11:00:   Market based solutions and private sector engagement to inclusive and sustainable growth

  • Introduction: CONCORD and Commission DG DEVCO.
  • Examples of collaboration presented jointly by civil society and Private Sector (PS)

11:00 – 12:30   Principles for strengthening the role of the private sector in EU development cooperation

  • Presentation DG DEVCO: Application of principles in the EU support towards deepening access to finance through blending
  • Presentation by civil society and Private Sector
  • Discussion and conclusions

12:30 – 14:00    Lunch Break

14:00 – 14:30   Towards a structured dialogue action with the private sector

Introduction of the topic and presentation of facilitators for break out groups

14:30 – 15:00    Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:30    Three roundtable discussions

16:30 – 17:00    Presentation of recommendations of each round table (plenary session)

17.00 – 17.15    Summary conclusions of the day and next steps

ECDPM’s Bruce Byiers will make a presentation.


EU Thon Hotel
Rue de la Loi 75

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