There appears to be increasing consensus that the private sector has to be more involved than last time in the design and/or implementation of any new development goals, particularly as economic growth, trade and jobs are high on the agenda. Yet discussions on a new post-2015 framework have to date mostly included development practitioners, governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and have largely excluded the private sector.
In this paper, Paula Lucci, Research Officer at the Overseas Development Institute seeks to start filling this gap. How (if at all) can private sector organisations usefully be involved in global and national dialogues on a post-2015 global development framework? What (if any) private sector behaviours and partnerships can be encouraged/discouraged through an MDG global agreement that effectively promotes development? In what ways (if any) can these behaviours be incentivised through a post-2015 agreement?
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