The days when it was thought that the development process could and should be managed by governments alone are long past. The challenge today is how to involve other parts of society such as the private sector and NGOs. This book details the activities of the private sector in developing and emerging economies and demonstrates how these activities are inter-related with government policies. Understanding these activities and public-private interactions is indispensable for the private sector to play its full role in a nation's development process. To this end, several case studies provide concrete examples from Africa, Asia and elsewhere.
Table of contents:
Preface Introduction and Overview Chapter 1. Private Sector Development: Concepts and Practices -Focus 1: Private Sector Development in a Pro-Poor Growth Context: The Role of Donors -Focus 2: Public-Private Dialogue in Developing Countries Chapter 2. Export Diversification and Global Value Chains: Lessons from Selected Case Studies -Focus 3: SME Development and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from OECD Countries -Focus 4: Financing SME Development in Africa -Focus 5. Export Diversification Revisited Chapter 3. Agriculture in Africa: Open for Business? -Focus 6. Institutional Bottlenecks for Agricultural Development in Africa -Focus 7. Transport Infrastructure in Africa Chapter 4. Corporate Governance for Economic Development -Focus 8: Privatisation and Regulatory Reform in the Southern Mediterranean: Improving the Basis for Long-Term Growth