Report DC-EUR-5 [*] DEEEP-REPORT-2018-019

Public Profit for Public Good? Can investing in private companies deliver for the poor?

J. Kwakkenbos ; V. Tuominen ; N. Molina ; J. Griffiths


Abstract: This report assesses whether external (non-domestic) public finance for private investments in the South lives up to promises to provide finance to credit-constrained companies in developing countries and to deliver positive development outcomes. More precisely, it looks into how much development finance goes to the private sector, as opposed to the public sector; which institutions deliver this type of finance and how; which types of companies are benefiting the most from public support; and how development institutions ensure they support responsible investments that contribute to equitable and sustainable development.

Keyword(s): State Support ; Private Sector ; Investing in the South ; Profits ; Development

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 Record created 2018-07-11, last modified 2018-07-23

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