This rapid desk-based study was commissioned by the Department for International Development
This report seeks to identify what evidence exists that private investments made in clean energy, inclusive agribusiness and financial services lead to good development outcomes for the poor, especially women - with a particular focus on Asia.
The review showed that there is very limited robust evidence on the impact of particular private sector investments in these sectors. The evidence shows clearly that private sector investors, even when supported by development finance institutions rarely report on the impacts of their activities. Some of the more progressive companies and investors report on their reach to beneficiaries and some include an analysis of their beneficiaries by gender, but the review found no evidence of systematic reporting of impact by any private sector investors in clean energy, inclusive agribusiness or financial services.
Chapple, A.; Bozovic, B. A rapid desk-based study: Private investment in clean energy, inclusive agribusiness and financial inclusion: evidence of impact. Evidence on Demand, UK (2015) iv, 35 p