On the occasion of the official launch on the 24th of June 2014 of the latest UNCTAD World Investment Report, Mr. Jörg Weber and Mr. Richard Bolwijn from UNCTAD (INSME Member) elaborated a contribution for INSME members on "Investment in Sustainable Development and the role of SMEs".
The contribution presents an action plan for promoting private sector investments towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The authors line the importance of the contribution of the private sector out, in particular with regard to infrastructures, food safety and climate change mitigation.
The action plan identifies three main challenges to face in order to boost private sector investment:
- Mobilizing funds for sustainable development;
- Channelling funds into sustainable development projects;
- Maximizing impact.
Furthermore the authors highlighted the necessity of policies for stimulating entrepreneurship, business linkages and supplier development programmes in collaboration with international investors.
Read the whole contribution here.