Investments to End Poverty: A Call for More and Better Data. What Does this Mean and Why Does it Matter?

Written by Judith Randel, Executive Director, Development Initiatives on the Business Fights Poverty blog.

“The debate is no longer is about whether the private sector has a role to play in ending poverty but how. Over the course of this week, we have explored where business can do more to end poverty.

What we haven’t discussed in detail up until now is how the private sector can achieve this. The event hosted by Development Initiatives and Business Fights Poverty last night sought to explore just this.

A key message emerging from the meeting is the need for the private sector to move beyond engagement to commitment and then action for sustainable development. Without private sector involvement, delivering the post-2015 development agenda will be difficult. But it becomes next to impossible without more and better data and access to information.”

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