What are the successful models for private sector-led development and how do they contribute to economic growth in Africa?
That question was explored by panelists who discussed market-based approaches to spur sustainable change and economic process in Africa during a panel session on June 14 at CSIS in Washington.
The report, “Pioneering New Operating Models and Measurement Techniques for Private Sector-Led Development: Assessing Impact in Nigeria’s Niger Delta”, from the Initiative for Global Development (IGD), framed the conversation.
Daniel F. Runde, CSIS Senior Vice President and William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, moderated the panel. IGD President Dr. Mima S. Nedelcovych was joined on the panel by The Honorable Kerfalla Yansané, Ambassador of Guinea to the United States, C.D. Glin, President and CEO, U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF); and Heather Kulp, Executive Director, Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI).
Nedelcovych drew attention to the report by highlighting PIND’s unique approach that embraced sustainable market systems to create economic opportunities, rather than dependency on donor funding.
>> Read the report, “Pioneering New Operating Models and Measurement Techniques for Private Sector-Led Development: Assessing Impact in Nigeria’s Niger Delta”.