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Promoting Business Model for Sustainable Development: investing in the poor, for the poor and with the poor

Background:

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to boosting pro-poor investment, i.e. investment that lead to pro-poor growth and sustainable development through promoting at all levels pro-poor investment policies and strategies.

This objective will be achieved through the design and promotion of business model curricula for (a) investing in the poor (i.e. investing in the most vulnerable sectors, economies and regions), (b) investing for the poor (i.e. investing in products and services that are accessible and affordable by the poor) and (c) investing with the poor (i.e. creating linkages with domestic firms and integrating local SMEs into global value chains with a view to creating strong indigenous productive capacities).

Expected accomplishments include (a) the increased understanding of pro-poor investment and entrepreneurship policies and their implications for sustainable development, (b) increased awareness by investment stakeholders of the potential benefits of investing, in, with and for the poor and (c) the development of a fully operational global online network on pro-poor investment policies that enhance the exchange of guidelines, best practices and cooperation.

Objective:

To promote at all levels pro-poor investment policies and strategies.

Expected accomplishments:

  • Increased understanding of pro-poor investment and entrepreneurship policies and their implication for sustainable development

  • Increased awareness by by investment stakeholders of the potential benefits of investing in, with and for the poor.

  • A fully operational global online network on pro-poor investment policies that enhance the exchange of guidelines, best practices and cooperation.

Implementation status:

In progress.