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Development Co-operation Report 2016

The Sustainable Development Goals as Business Opportunities

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The face of development has changed, with diverse stakeholders involved – and implicated – in what are more and more seen as global and interlinked concerns. At the same time, there is an urgent need to mobilise unprecedented resources to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The private sector can be a powerful promotor of sustainable development. Companies provide jobs, infrastructure, innovation and social services, among others. Increasingly, investments in developing countries – even in the least developed countries – are seen as business opportunities, despite the risks involved. The public sector can leverage the private sector contribution, helping to manage risk and providing insights into effective policy and practice. Yet in order to set the right incentives, a better understanding is needed of the enabling factors, as well as the constraints, for businesses and investors interested in addressing sustainable development challenges.

The Development Co-operation Report 2016 explores the potential and challenges of investing in developing countries, in particular through social impact investment, blended finance and foreign direct investment. The report provides guidance on responsible business conduct and outlines the challenges in mobilising and measuring private finance to achieve the SDGs.  Throughout the report, practical examples illustrate how business is already promoting sustainable development and inclusive growth in developing countries. Part II of the report showcases the profiles and performance of development co-operation providers, and presents DAC statistics on official and private resource flows.  

 

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Korea

Korea’s second mid-term ODA Policy (2016-20) focuses on diversifying partnerships with the private sector and contributing to an inclusive business model. Building on its own experience with public-private partnership (PPP) and Korean businesses’ corporate social responsibility in developing countries, Korea is stepping up efforts to translate innovative ideas and partnerships into business opportunities to generate income and create markets in developing countries. Korea is engaged in private sector development mainly through the overseas loans and investment programmes of the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Eximbank) – the official export credit agency. Its mission is to develop the Korean economy by promoting international economic co-operation. Eximbank’s primary services include export loans, trade finance and guarantee programmes.

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