Reviewing the biggest development business opportunities of 2017

What are the largest contracts awarded and biggest new opportunities for partnership in 2017? Photo by: rawpixel

CANBERRA — While 2017 will largely be remembered for its politics and increasing focus on nationalism, demand for humanitarian and development assistance is increasing. And so too is the need for private sector partners to support the delivery of outcomes, including infrastructure and energy projects, education programs, institutional reforms, and health initiatives.

As the year draws to a close, Devex has collated the largest contracts awarded and biggest new opportunities for partnership in 2017.

Top contracts awarded

In 2017, the top five contracts awarded exceeded $3 billion. The projects demonstrate a range of requirements development donors have of the private sector — but also the time, complexity, and effort that is needed to win the big contracts.

1. AfriCap Program

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    Lisa Cornish

    Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.