Private sector partnerships and engagement

There is a growing interest among DCED member agencies in working with strategic business partners to achieve both commercial and (economic) development goals.The 2016 OECD Peer Review on Private Sector Engagement summarises current practice and lessons learnt across four major donor countries.

This knowledge area includes a range of resources, programme assessments and guidelines on the topic of private sector engagement and partnerships (see the contents section below), including the DCED’s own publications on the theme.

Three DCED flagship reports include:



This area of the website contains useful information and resources on partnerships with the private sector. Click on an entry below to access further resources:

Note that on our Impact Stories page, you can also find case studies of business contributions to development and public-private-partnerships which report impact on employment and incomes at scale.

Suggestions for additions to these pages are welcome at any time. Click here to contact the DCED Secretariat.

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