In the last two years, the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change has improved our promotion systems and methodologies and enhanced capacity of staff to engage with prospective investors. They have also helped support the design and implementation of capacity development programmes that will strengthen our institutions for generations to come.
Fitsum Arega Commissioner, Ethiopian Investment Commission, 2016
We work with governments to promote inclusive growth and private sector development because countries that have pulled the vast majority of their people out of poverty did so by transforming their economies and enabling a private sector which creates jobs and sustains livelihoods to prosper.
Government leadership is critical for developing countries to achieve inclusive economic growth. It will be the basis on which the private sector can flourish, generate spillovers, sustain inclusive markets and create jobs.
Increasingly, visionary and progressive leaders in developing countries, including in Africa, recognise this and are prioritising economic transformation in their countries. But the development of inclusive market systems remains challenging. Nations often face an array of issues, including weak institutions, complex politics, limited resources, information gaps and a private sector, which is weak and creates limited jobs.
Leaders also often don’t have access to strategic, delivery and management support to help them navigate these challenges and put in place solutions to overcome the constraints that hold back the economic transformation of their countries. This is where the our Inclusive Growth and Private Sector Development Practice comes in.