The question of how and if the private sector can and should contribute to socially, environmentally and economically sustainable development is increasingly important within the global development debate. In this learning event we tried to tackle the complexity and variety of the topic and introduced the debate to the participants. We looked especially at the definitions and forms of private sector development and private sector engagement as well as the impact of the private sector on development and different options and strategies for NGOs. Examples of cooperations between NGOs and private corporations were presented and discussed.
For a more detailed information please find below the various presentations.






BLOCK I – Private Sector Development – Introduction


9:00 – 12:30

Defenitions and key issues

Karin Küblböck (ÖFSE)

BLOCK II –  Private Sector and development
– Connections and options/strategies for cooperation with NGO’s


13:30 – 15:15

Private Sector Engagement – “knowledge setting session” outlining the
basics of PS Development and engaging with business

Emily Scott (CARE International)

15:30 – 17:00

Engaging with the Private Sector –  CARE’s story and what it can mean for other

BLOCK III –  Reality Check


9:00 – 10:30

RHI Best Practis – Youth Employability Program in Turkey and Mexcio

Klara Petrovics (RHI AG)

Emily Amann (ICEP)

10:45 – 13:00

Reality Check –

– Presentation PSD – Karin Küblböck (ÖFSE)
– Presentation PSE – Emily Scott (CARE UK)
Banking on change (CARE UK & Barklays)
Case study: Cocoa Life partnership with Mondelēz International
Mondelēz Cocoa Life project framework
CARE International and GlaxoSmithKline
– Presentation RHI AG – Klara Petrovics (RHI AG) & Emily Amann (ICEP)