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  1. Policy briefs on the role of the private sector in knowledge brokering for development

    Published in January 2020, two new policy briefs examine the role of the private sector in knowledge brokering for international development, based on research from an academic research project. Policy brief No. 1: The private sector as the ‘unusual suspect’ in knowledge brokering for international...
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  2. “UNIDO and the European Union : State of the International Partnership 2020”

    Dear Colleagues, dear Friends, As we reflect on the past year, I wanted to take this time to THANK YOU for your continued support. The international community, including the European Union and the United Nations, is subject to changing global power dynamics. In this evolving environment, the EU has...
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  3. What Is Real and What Is Not in the Global FDI Network? (IMF Working Paper)

    Link: https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/WP/Issues/2019/12/11/what-is-real-an... . Abstract: Macro statistics on foreign direct investment (FDI) are blurred by offshore centers with enormous inward and outward investment positions. This paper uses several new data sources, both macro and micro, to...
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  4. Private sector and clusters development for agricultural transformation in Africa

    This fifth chapter in the monograph Private sector’s role in agricultural transformation in Africa , published by IFPRI in September 2019, considers that custering, among other tools, offers the potential for improved coordination between value chains actors and agglomeration. Clusters are valuable...
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  5. The quiet revolution in agri-food distribution (wholesale, logistics, retail) in sub-Saharan Africa

    This second chapter in the monograph Private sector’s role in agricultural transformation in Africa , published by IFPRI in September 2019, argues that traders, truckers, and retailers represent the circulatory system of food value chains in Africa, constituting about 40% of the total gross value...
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  6. Call for Papers for Special Issue on the role of the private sector in knowledge partnerships for agricultural and rural development

    The Knowledge Management for Development Journal (KM4D Journal) is currently inviting papers for an upcoming special issue on the private sector in knowledge for development, to be published in September 2020 . The journal is an open access, peer-reviewed community-based journal on knowledge...
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