Private sector partnerships and engagement

There is a growing interest among DCED member agencies in cost- and risk-sharing partnerships with individual businesses as a means to achieve both commercial and (economic) development goals. Meanwhile, business leaders are increasingly interested in social and developmental issues.

This trend is exemplified by the “Joint Statement on Expanding and Enhancing Public-Private Cooperation”, agreed at the 2011 High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan and signed by the DCED.

Similarly, DCED member agencies issued the “Bilateral Donors’ Statement in Support of Private Sector Partnerships for Development” at the UN Private Sector Forum on the Millennium Development Goals in 2010. Click here for the full report of the UN Private Sector Forum.


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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Photo credits: Rob Rickman, Rampant Fiji Ltd/ MDF; Владимир Григорьев/