This course description is indicative, and only for reference purposes. The course is not scheduled unless advertised in our calendar. If you are interested in this course, or require a customized course that is similar to this, please note that fees start from USD 25,000 for a two-week course. This fee is for a customized course for ten or fewer participants. For additional participants, the fee is USD 2500 per participant.
For these fees, the client may customize the course to the precise needs of the client's organization. Scheduling will be in consultation with the client.
Participants: Policy makers, administrators or officials from public, state or local government and non-profit organizations.
Course Brief: Private sector development can be a powerful weapon in the fight against poverty. This course guides participants in designing and implementing private sector development strategies and leading successful financial and private sector reform. It seeks to prepare participants to promote private sector-led growth; solve problems that impede private sector growth; increase the contribution of the private sector to poverty reduction; improve business environments, and, ultimately, spur business, entrepreneurial, and employment opportunities for the poor in their locales.
Content covers the elements of nurturing business environments and financial sector reforms; what makes reform processes successful; empowering policy reformers and the business community to lead reform action by providing them with information, tools, and access to critical data; and developing a dialogue between reformers, experts, and advocates. The course also covers key areas of private sector development expertise, including doing comprehensive assessments of the business environment and financial services in developing countries, through surveys and benchmarking; creating the institutional foundations for effective markets; promoting open and competitive markets; supporting social safety nets with market-based instruments; and supporting privatization policy development, especially in sectors with complex market design and regulatory issues.