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Private sector and development

Financing people-centred sustainable development (2015)

The third UN Conference on ‘Financing for Development’ (FfD) takes place in July 2015 in Addis Ababa.

The timing of this event is not a coincidence. It is taking place ahead of final discussions at the UN on the new ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ - which will replace the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Without a clear agreement and commitment to action, ensuring that the resources are made available, any agreement on goals will be difficult. Christian Aid, alongside many of our partners from both North and South, will be engaging with the FfD process over the months leading up to the Conference.

We have developed this position paper to guide us in this engagement.

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Getting back on the rails (2009)

This report examines the different parts of the private sector and channels by which it can contribute to development. Developing country governments must able to make the right policies, introduce the right regulations, and build the right institutions to strengthen its contribution.

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The Benefits of Foreign Direct Investment: Is foreign investment in Bolivia’s oil and gas sector delivering? (2007)

While the positive benefits of foreign investment are widely promoted, there is also a growing recognition both that benefits are not automatic and that foreign investment can also bring costs with it.

This report analyses the costs and benefits associated with foreign investment in the oil and gas sector in Bolivia, and quantifies the real contribution that the sector has made to the Bolivian economy since privatisation at the end of 1996.

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Flagship or failure (2006)

This paper looks at corporate behaviour and OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises.

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BAT in its own words (2005)

Using British American Tobacco's own documents, this report reveals BAT's response to corporate social responsibility.

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