Private equity investments key for Africa's entrepreneurs

How can we promote entrepreneurs, accelerate economic growth, create jobs and broaden the middle class in Africa?

A former CEO at the French development agency AFD, Jean-Michel Severino took time out to explain some potential solutions in this exclusive video interview.

In conversation with Devex Manager for Membership and Alliances Alexandre Cabaret at European Development Days 2013 in Brussels, Severino — current chairman of the private sector finance company I&P — explains how utilizing private equity investments can benefit startups and help entrepreneurs get ahead.

Watch the above video (in French) for more insights gleaned from our conversation.

Devex was at the European Development Days 2013. Check out our coverage of Europe’s leading global development event of the year.

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    Richard Jones

    In his role as Partnerships Editor Richard oversees editorial content for partner and client campaigns, leading a talented team of writers and editors, conducting high-level video interviews and moderating panels at events. Previously an associate editor, he covered the full spectrum of development aid in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Devex. Currently based in Barcelona, Richard brings to bear 14 years of experience as an editor in institutional communications, public affairs and international development. His development experience includes stints in the Dominican Republic, Argentina and Ecuador, as well as extensive work travel in Africa and Asia.