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Public-Private Dialogue for Results Toolkit

Public Private Dialogue
Successful public-private dialogue depends on the strength of the infrastructure in the public and private sectors and the capacity of these bodies to interact with each other in often complex and dynamic ways, which are constantly evolving. This toolkit is an introduction to a more holistic approach to public-private dialogue referred to as public-private dialogue […]
Public-private dialogue  is an effective tool to enhance collaboration between public and private actors. It is a continuous process whereby business representative organisations can establish and maintain regular contact with key public sector actors on the basis of an agreed format to advocate for change as needed and for the public sector to be able […]

Evidence-based studies in selected OACPS countries

Women's Economic Empowerment
Overview The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) comprises a group of countries with very different economic profiles, ranging from fast growing economies to a significant number of least developed countries. Even those regions or countries that in the past years had experienced sustainable economic growth, are met with challenges regarding increasing poverty […]

Training guide gender auditing – Malawi

Women's Economic Empowerment
Accompanying the ICReport Learnings from the gender audit – Malawi is our training guide for facilitators planning to deliver training for businesses, HR professionals and individuals interested in developing gender-sensitive workplaces. Gender inequality has a negative economic impact on workplaces. It can lead to high levels of staff turnover, absenteeism and it can affect profits. […]
This ICReport is based on the Gender Audit in the Workplace Report – Malawi which the ICR Facility produced as part of technical assistance to the Employers’ Consultative Association of Malawi (ECAM). It aims to highlight the key learnings from this ICR Facility intervention which will be useful to other countries, organisations and consultants that […]
Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) matters – it is essential for unlocking the full potential of societies and driving inclusive, sustainable development. By creating an enabling environment that supports women as entrepreneurs, employees, investees and participants in Public Private Dialogues (PPDs), we harness the power of women as catalysts for positive change in societies and economies […]


This report discusses potential business environment reforms (BER) that present opportunities for advancing youth employment across African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. The ACP countries face a significant challenge in this regard, and policymakers play a crucial role in crafting a business environment that actively supports youth employment. The report offers four broad business environment […]
In 2022, we published a blog post recounting a field study conducted in the Bugesera and Rulindo regions of Rwanda. Our ICR intervention aimed to interact with producers and stakeholders from fifteen agroforestry value chains to assess the business environment of these and gain insights to further develop them. Through this intervention, we partnered with […]
Register for our upcoming event here Care economy is an integral part of Business Environment Reforms (BER). It is central to advance Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE).   In its broad definition, the term care economy encompasses labour and services that support caregiving in all its forms. It includes both unpaid and paid care work, for […]
This report aims to showcase opportunities for promoting youth entrepreneurship in countries in African, the Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) regions by implementing strategic business environment reforms (BER). It delves into the challenges faced by young entrepreneurs in the current ACP contexts and suggests ways for policymakers to improve the conditions for starting and running businesses. […]
This report focuses on how African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries can benefit from the resources of the diaspora to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. It is written as part of the series of reports on “Innovative approaches to support entrepreneurs”.   The report finds that, in addition to innovative tools such as crowdfunding […]

Promoting Youth Participation in Public-Private Dialogue

Youth's Economic Empowerment
This report focusses on how Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) can be inclusive of youth and the benefits that can come from this approach. For policymakers and governments this includes more relevant, informed and effective policy design, better decision making, improved planning, management and implementation of new policies, improved trust with key stakeholders and the ability to […]
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