Abstract: Private sector development (PSD) is back on the donors’ agenda. In Norway, PSD aid and aid funded loans have increased more than five-fold during the last decade and the government has promised further expansions. To guide the efforts, a new White Paper was submitted to the parliament mid-2015. We discuss the literature on the most relevant topics and instruments and discuss their likely effectiveness and which are most suited for Norwegian aid. Our conclusion provides a set of principles and instruments for Norwegian PSD aid to be effective in poverty reduction. One key recommendation is to set up a challenge fund to stimulate recipient country companies to search for innovative profitable investment opportunities.
Helhetlig innsats i krise og konflikt. Hva mer kan Norge gjøre?
Ottar Mæstad, Nikolai Hegertun, Hans Inge Corneliussen
Helhetlig innsats i krise og konflikt. Hva er utfordringene?
Nikolai Hegertun, Ottar Mæstad
Examining poverty and food insecurity in the context of long-term social-ecological changes in Kabul, Afghanistan
Yograj Gautam, Anwesha Dutta, Patrick Jantz, Alark Saxena, Antonio De Lauri