This report focuses on the specific challenges and opportunities of states that are making 2 challenging concurrent transitions, away from both extreme poverty and from conflict.
First, they are ‘countries where the longer term prospects of the poor to escape poverty are overall good, but not necessarily secure or sustainable, and at risk of development reversals’. Second, they are affected in various ways by conflict and instability and are addressing the challenges of maintaining peace.
This report is based on studies in 6 such countries with the aim of providing evidence, conclusions, and recommendations on the developing of private sector development strategies in such places. The countries studied are Egypt, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Nepal, Myanmar, and Sudan. The report builds on previous research, including an earlier study under the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) Policy Research Fund looking at the challenges of private sector development in lower-middle-income countries (Davis., 2016).
This 2018 report was also funded under DFID’s Policy Research Fund.
Peter Davis, Michelle Spearing, and Jodie Thorpe (2018) Private sector development in countries progressing to peace and prosperity. HEART
Published 30 September 2018