Bridging the gap: unlocking synergies between private sector development and development finance
BEAM Grab the Mic webinar
Date: 27th September 2022
Alex Kucharski – Technical Assistance Manager, British International Investment
Arjun Bhoopal – Head of Partnerships, Gatsby Africa
The speakers presented highlights from a recent study looking at how private sector development (PSD), including the MSD approach, and development finance are collaborating - and the challenges/opportunities faced.
PSD initiatives – in particular those aiming to drive innovation, economic growth, and job creation – often depend on significant investment to achieve their objectives. Equally, Development Finance Institutions and impact investors can benefit from the wider market-shaping activities of PSD programmes. This synergy creates exciting opportunities for collaboration and greater impact.
The presentations were followed by an interactive discussion with participants.
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Links that were shared during the webinar:
- ARIA- bringing together DFIs to help invest in the most underserved markets in Africa (starting in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Burkina Faso): We bring together development finance institutions to unlock investment opportunities in frontier markets in Africa
- Proparco Group: Promoting the creation of investment vehicles focused on microenterprises in sub-Saharan Africa
- Collaboration between BII and FMO and SDC: Invest for Impact Nepal