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Improving Private Sector Development

The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development reduces poverty by agreeing the most effective practices in the creation of economic opportunities and jobs – based on the experiences of DCED members and others. The DCED has also become the leading source of knowledge about Private Sector Development (PSD) – documenting and disseminating the successes and lessons learned to improve the results of PSD programs in developing countries.

Find what you need

For PSD Practitioners
- Our Knowledge Portal covers all PSD approaches (e.g. M4P, BER) and cross-cutting development issues in PSD
- Consult DCED good practice guidance

Using the DCED results measurement Standard?
- Learn more about the DCED results measurement Standard
- Find supporting resources for implementing the Standard

For Policy Designers
- Look up agency PSD policies
- Find out 'what works' on the DCED's Evidence pages

 For Member Agency Staff
- Find contacts in other agencies
- Contact the Secretariat for technical advice or other assistance

New to PSD?
- Read more on why PSD is important for development and what donors do
- View successful PSD examples

 For Businesses
- Find funding and other partnership opportunities for innovative business projects with developmental impact

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Last update: 15 April 2014

Quick Links to Member Agencies

  • Austrian Development Agency
  • Agence Française de Développement
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • International Development Research Centre
  • International Labour Organization
  • Mastercard Foundation
  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Netherlands)
  • Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
  • Organisation for European Economic Cooperation
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
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