The paper illustrates the growing prominence of the private sector in development cooperation and identifies reasons for this trend. It shows that PSD is not a “technical solution” but that there are different theoretical approaches to PSD that favour distinct policy measures, discussing the structuralist, neoclassical and neostructuralist approach. Finally, it presents reflections on the relationship between current PSD strategies and sustainable economic and inclusive development.
Österreichische Forschungsstiftung für Internationale Entwicklung
Working Paper 51
Private sector development – business plan or development strategy?
by Karin Küblböck / Cornelia Staritz
Wien, April 2015
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