This report is structured in 2 parts:
Part A outlines the methodology adopted to develop the evidence map/library. This sets out the steps followed to screen the evidence including how we mapped and coded it. This methodology will be used to map evidence for Business environment reform (BER) in a broader exercise being done by Business Environment Reform Facility (BERF).
Part B presents a synthesis of the evidence with regard to Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) referring back to the original research question in the ToRs, namely; “What are the PPD systems, approaches and mechanisms that are more conducive to BER and Investment climate programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa and politically fragile states?”
The approach to build the evidence library is informed by the 3ie evidence map work of Snilstveit et al. (2013) and by the approach outlined in the ‘DFID (2014) How to Note – Assessing the Strength of Evidence’ but has been modified to address the particular needs of this task which is to provide a broad overview of the evidence base.
This evidence library has also been compiled for a broad audience in donor organisations and at a practitioner level.
This research is part of the Business Environment for Economic Development programme.
Lopez-Gomez F. (2016) Document Reference Library on Public-Private Dialogue and Approaches, Business Environment Reform Facility