"I understand James' position regarding the donor investment fund in Afghanistan. Of course, there is no black and white prescription and it depends on the situation in each country. Yet in many cases there is a risk of applying solutions to…"
"As far as I am aware, the objective of BIF is not wide-scale impact, but learning. That is, supporting business ventures that through an innovative approach have the potential of demonstrating the potential contribution that the innovation can make…"
"Rahat, this is a valid post. What you are describing is called the principal-agent problem in economics. It is one type of market failure and the core type of government and civil society failure. This problem arises where ever there is a divergence…"
"I think that because DFID's objective is development, not the provision of financial services, we have to be careful here. If for development the missing middle needs to be filled in a permanent, not temporary, manner, then it has to be filled…"
Senior Economist - Economic Development and Poverty Reduction
About My Work
I work with governments, private sector, civil society and external development partners to help them better play their role in economic development.
Issues of Interest
Inclusive Business: Value Chains, Inclusive Business: Products and Services, Low carbon and climate resilient business models, Working in partnership, Impact assessment, Investment Climate & Regulation, Working with farmers & the informal sector, Role of donors/governments
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