Much closer collaboration between the public and private sector can help release untapped private finance for investment in key growth areas, such as infrastructure, energy and agribusiness. Scarce concessional resources can attract significant levels of private investment to the LDCs, in particular by addressing risk-return concerns and aligning the public and private sectors around shared objectives.
Concerted efforts like these not only have the potential to create jobs and reduce income inequality but can also help release the potential of the LDCs to contribute significantly to sustained global economic growth and enhanced food and energy security. Such efforts are even more important in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS). Helping FCS countries to seize opportunities to grow will reduce the threat that protracted fragility brings to global prosperity and stability. The main objective of the forum will be to:
The DFF will be organized around three sectors — infrastructure, with a focus on energy and cities, agribusiness and manufacturing, together with the cross-cutting theme of disruptive technologies. The participatory format serves to identify constraints and opportunities and will feed these into the design of aligned actions by the primary stakeholder groups to unlock private investment.
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