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03 December 2018 - 07 December 2018

Private sector development in fragile and conflict-affected settings

03 December 2018 - 07 December 2018

Private sector development in fragile and conflict-affected settings

Private sector development in fragile and conflict-affected settings

Course Information

03 December 2018 - 07 December 2018

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9011248

Deadline: 30 November 2018

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Description

Description

Private Sector Development is widely recognised to be a vital tool for societies to transition from conflict to peaceful development. This course was jointly organized by the Centre and GIZ under the auspices of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development. The training course is based on the DCED framework to design and implement PSD interventions in a conflict-sensitive way, and understand the linkages and contribution of PSD to all aspects of peacebuilding and development.

Target audience

Target audience

This course is designed for private sector development experts in charge of programme design and implementation in fragile and conflict-affected environments, practitioners, donors and international organizations working on post-conflict recovery initiatives. Participants in previous training included staff from GIZ, KfW, Mott MacDonald, Oxford Policy Management, UNIDO, among others.

About the training programme

About the training programme

Private Sector Development (PSD) is widely recognised to be a vital tool for societies to transition from conflict to peaceful development. As the 2011 World Development Report and other literature points out, low GDP per capita
and unemployment can be major drivers of conflict. The report concludes that the path to longer-term development
and peace “is dependent on a healthy private sector”. PSD is therefore crucial, “especially if creating jobs and incomes
is to out-last donor-funded, short- term emergency works.”
However, donor agencies have “not paid as much attention to labour-intensive private sector development as is warranted by the importance of a healthy business sector for violence prevention. Most recently, the High-Level
Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan welcomed a ‘New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States’. The New Deal marks
an important international consensus on the priorities of donors working with fragile states in general and reflects
an increasing recognition of the relationship between private sector development and peace-building. The initial content of this course was originally designed under the auspices of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED), in response to a lack of a specialised course focusing on PSD in fragile and conflictaffected settings (FCAS),and driven by demand in the field.

Course objectives

Course objectives

This course aims to enable participants to design, implement and monitor effective and conflictsensitive PSD interventions in situations affected by or prone to conflict. After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • analyse the multiple causes and the interaction of economic, political and socials drivers of conflict;
  • include factors of fragility and conflict into the PSD programming cycle;  
  • understand the potential of the private sector as a key factor in peace building in FCAS;
  • adjust PSD strategies and tools such as public private partnerships, value chain development and access to finance, to ensure more effective and conflict-sensitive programming;
  • engage in latest thinking about how to measure and evaluate PSD activities in FCAS in accordance with the DCED standard.

Content

Content

The course draws on best practice from many leading development agencies and seeks to develop a common approach
that can underpin future efforts to promote PSD in a conflictsensitive manner and as an inherent part of broader peace
building efforts. The main building blocks of the course are as follows:

  • Introduction to FCAS and conflict-sensitive PSD
  • Conflict-sensitive PSD tools and strategies: business reforms and public-private dialogue
  • Conflict-sensitive PSD tools and strategies: value chain development and financial inclusion
  • Results measurement

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

Use of Power Point presentations is kept to a minimum to convey core ideas and information. Most of the core learning is delivered through the use of real case examples and role-play exercises.

Each session is highly interactive and participants are encouraged to use their own knowledge and expertise to enrich the course. The aim of this course is to provide a common framework for those working in this field, but the five days are much enlivened if those participating also bring to the course their own experiences and opinions.

Contact us

Contact us

Please contact (ITCILO) or (GIZ) for questions related to the training content and for logistics and administrative matters.

The training course will take place at the state-of-the-art training campus of the International Training Centre of the ILO.

Click here to take a virtual walk around our campus and here to watch our campus video.

How to apply

How to apply

Please apply online by 03 November 2018.

Contact Martin

m.gasser@itcilo.org

Tuition cost: 1600

Subsistence cost: 615

Total cost: 2215

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