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Private Sector & Development n°37 - What prospects for the private sector?


French member Proparco launched the latest issue of their Private Sector & Development (PS&D) magazine “Faced with the crisis, what prospects for the private sector? Focus on the strategy of European development finance institutions”, in partnership with EDFI, the Association of European Development Finance Institutions.

More than two years after the onset of the Covid-19 crisis, the magazine explores the innovative dynamics that have been deployed to support the private sector and those that could, in the future, stimulate a sustainable recovery.

“As the EDFI Association celebrates its 30th birthday this year, cooperation among its members continues to progress and highlights the necessity to strengthen synergies to provide an effective response to the need of the private sector in developing countries” Bruno Wenn, Chairman at EDFI.


Table of contents:

Innovative responses to Covid-19 for private sector recovery in Africa By Charles Odoom – ACET

European DFIs in a troubled world: strategic actors of the European financial architecture for development  By San Bilal – ECDPM

The pandemic as a driver of innovation for private sector companies in Africa   By Franziska Hollmann – DEG

Stakeholders’ voice – using technology to collect feedback directly from the key people By Anne Arvola – Finnfund

Beyond recovery: towards innovative, inclusive private sector financing By Jessica Espinoza – 2XCollaborative & 2XChallenge 

Development finance institutions: major players in Africa’s post-Covid recovery By Guillaume Barberousse & Emmanuel Haye – Proparco

Scaling up blended finance to build back better By Idsert Boersma – FMO

How digital innovation supports development and can aid the Covid-19 recovery By Abhinav Sinha – British International Investment

Responding to pandemics: development funders light the way Interview with Fadila Hamdane, Isabel Thywissen, and Audrey Obara – Proparco, DEG, & Swedfund

Europe’s huge opportunity: mobilising the private sector for development By Jutta Urpilainen – European Commission 

Building a collaborative recovery By Søren Peter Andreasen – EDFI

Building inclusive, green and resilient economies By Amal-Lee Amin & James Brenton – British International Investment, & EDFI

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