2012 SEEP Annual Conference Plenary: Private Sector Partnerships and Inclusive Markets: Promising Trends, Inherent Tensions

  • Date Posted: November 23, 2012
  • Authors: Alison Griffith, Mahbub Anam, Zahid Torres-Rahman
  • Document Types: Other
  • Donor Type: Non-Governmental Organization

This was the third plenary session at the 2012 SEEP Annual Conference. This plenary explored different forms of private sector partnerships that are effective in reaching scale and driving benefits for the poor in market systems/value chains.

Promising practice and trends around effective private sector partnerships for the development of inclusive markets are rapidly developing. Practitioners and the private sector are leveraging opportunities to strengthen value chains and market systems. Dialogue with practitioners and the private sector on their different perspectives within the system explored promising practice, trends, inherent tensions, and real challenges at putting these partnerships and strategies into practice. Specific issues included what is needed to form a successful partnership, what comprises a smart subsidy from the private sector perspective, and models to test and scale innovations working hand-in-hand with the private sector to strengthen enterprise and market development strategies.

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