This synthesis outlines the key findings of 33 evaluations of support for private sector development (PSD) undertaken by bilateral and multilateral institutions over the past five years. The purpose of the synthesis is to inform the strategic direction, design, and implementation of future PSD initiatives so as to leverage the sector’s role in spurring economic growth and advancing development effectiveness in Africa. The synthesis specifically 1) garners evaluative knowledge on the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability, and management of private sector programs; and 2) teases out key lessons pertaining to what worked, what did not, and why.
Two events have been organized to discuss the findings of the synthesis report.
- The AfDB's IDEV and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) hosted a seminar on Private Sector Assistance: Current Evidence on Additionality on Monday, October 24t, 2016 , in Oslo, Norway.
- The AfDB’s Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV), and Norad’s Evaluation Department (NoradDev) co-organized a dialogue forum in Nairobi, Kenya, to share evaluative knowledge to enhance the relevance, effectiveness, and impact of future private sector development activities.