Engaging the Power of the Private Sector for Development
About the Training
Private capital flows to developing countries are increasingly outpacing the levels of official development assistance. This global rise in private investment and trade is shifting the dynamics of development assistance, emphasizing the need for USAID to engage more effectively with the private sector.
USAID’s Private Sector Development (PSD) Officers have always had a mandate to promote reforms and provide assistance to enhance economic growth and competitiveness. To help our PSD Officers meet the new opportunities and approaches for engagement, E3 is creating a new training opportunity: Engaging the Power of the Private Sector for Development. The training will be held from July 8-12, 2013 in Washington, and replaces EGAT’s triennial Economic Growth Conference.
Through hands-on workshops and presentations, this training will equip Backstop 21s and other PSD Officers engage directly with the private sector for more effective programs across USAID’s development objectives – equitable growth, food security, adapting to climate change, health and education. The training will provide new insights, skills, and knowledge along with the opportunity to build internal networks for support and impact.
This training will explore new approaches to working with international investors, financing through new products and targets, engaging value chains for inclusive growth, as well as reforming trade for economic growth and poverty reduction. In each of these areas, the training will help participants to
- Better understand the new challenges and opportunities for engaging the private sector;
- Gain key skills for program design and implementation; and
- Build stronger networks and resources for sustained learning.