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Engaging the Power of the Private Sector for Development

Date: 
Jul 08, 2013 to Jul 12, 2013

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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.

Resources

General Resources

PSE Training Agenda

Day 2: Engaging With Entrepreneurs, SMEs, and the Finance Sector

Financing Growth

Presentation: Financing Growth

Funds and Facilities

Presentation: Funds and Facilities

Mobile Money and Beyond

Presentation: Luncheon Panel – Mobile Money and Beyond

New Approach to Entrepreneurship Programming

Document: USAID Egypt: Entrepreneurship Fact Sheet Case Study: Entrepreneurship in Egypt Case Study: Starting Sweet, Starting Right

Women's Leadership in SMEs

Document: The Women's Entrepreneurship Diagnostic Document: Liberia Women’s Entrepreneurship Diagnostic Document: Financing Women-Owned SMEs: Case Study (Ghana) Document: Financing Women-Owned SMEs: Case Study (Ethiopia)

World Café Resources

Document: USAID Business Connections Project (BCP), Kazakhstan Document: World Cafe – Clean Energy Lending Toolkit Document: MMAP: Mobile Money Accelerator Program Document: USAID/Ghana Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project

Additional Resources

Document: Financing Growth – A Field Guide

Day 3

Ensuring Developmental Impacts of PSE

PSE and Inclusive Value Chain Development

Examples of Good Practice

Presentation: Examples of Good Practice Document: A Practitioner's Manual: Facilitating the Development of Outgrower Operations

How SMEs and Small Farmers Can Improve Their Position in Global Value Chains

Presentation: How SMEs and Small Farmers Can Improve Their Position in Global Value Chains Document: How SMEs and Small Farmers Can Improve Their Position in Global Value Chains – Q & A Transcript Document: How SMEs and Small Farmers Can Improve Their Position in Global Value Chains – Presentation Transcript Q&A Audio Presentation Audio

PSE and Inclusion

Presentation: PSE and Inclusion

From Household to Value Chain Competitiveness

Resource: Life in the Village – Shock Cards Resource: Life in the Village – Ognam Cards Resource: Life in the Village – Income and Expense Cards Resource: Life in the Village – Household Profiles

PSE at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Presentation: PSE and Inclusive Value Chain Development Presentation: PSE at the Bottom of the Pyramid Video: John Bowman Interview

Day 4

When Regulation Reforms Stall

Presentation: When Regulation Reforms Stall: Engaging the Private Sector to Monitor Implementation Website: Viet Nam Provincial Competitiveness Index Website: Sub National Doing Business Reports

21st Century Trade and Investment Agreements

Presentation: 21st Century Trade and Investment Agreements

The Enabling Environment for Power Investment

Presentation: The Enabling Environment for Power Investment

A Systems Approach to International Development

Presentation: Systems Thinking in International Development Website: Vensim Software

Private Sector Competition and Food Security

Presentation: Private Sector Competition and Food Security

Additional Resources

Day 5

Linking US Companies with National Partners for Sales and Investment

Presentation: Linking US Companies with National Partners for Sales and Investment Website: Enterprise Development Network Document: USTDA: Supporting Jobs in America Document USTDA: Program Overview

Using Analytics and Better Integration of PSE in PAD and CDCS Development & Implementation

Presentation: Using Analytics and Better Integration of PSE in PAD and CDCS Development & Implementation Website: The Non-US Organization Pre-Award Survey (NUPAS) Website: The Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) Document: The Essential NGO Guide to Managing Your USAID Award Document: The LCD Mapping Tool Website: Tools and Resources for Local Organizations and Businesses Website: Questions on Local Capacity Development Objective 2

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