Private-Sector Development in Conflict-Affected Environments: Key Resources for Practitioners

By International Alert
Updated: 11/20/2012

Private Sector DevelopmentBy International Alert, October 2010.

During the early stages of post-conflict reconstruction, private sector development is rarely a priority. However, increasing private sector activity can have strong reinforcing effects on all aspects of peacebuilding, including political transition and governance, infrastructure development, social rehabilitation, and reconciliation. The success and viability of private sector promotion efforts, however, depend on an understanding of local conflict dynamics and fostering positive and transparent business competition.

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