A look at UNDP's private sector strategy

A view of the UNDP executive board session in June 2019. Photo by: ©UNDP / Sumaya Agha / CC BY-NC-ND

ISTANBUL — The United Nations Development Programme is adapting its approach to engaging and working with the private sector — and it is in the process of finalizing and implementing a new strategy to guide that work.

Q&A: UNDP administrator on reforms, staffing, and the agency's future

Achim Steiner discusses a new private sector strategy, internal reforms and system changes, and what he sees as the future of the agency.

The new policy reflects a changing development landscape and a growing role for the private sector and public policy to work together in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner told Devex in an interview.

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    Adva Saldinger

    Adva Saldinger is an Associate Editor at Devex, where she covers the intersection of business and international development, as well as U.S. foreign aid policy. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development. A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa.