Innovation in International Development Assistance: Ten Years of the Private Infrastructure Development Group
This publication covers the PIDG, a multilateral donor-funded organisation whose overriding objective is to help low income countries boost economic growth and reduce poverty by improving access to infrastructure using private sector capital and expertise.
In this paper Keith Palmer discusses the role patient capital will play in achieving AgDevCo's mission and how it is the most effective means of kick-starting sustainable commercial agriculture in Africa to deliver major benefits for smallholder farmers.
The report identifies key constraints that have prevented successful development of commercial agriculture in the Beira corridor and shows there is an opportunity to establish the Beira corridor as a major new agricultural producing and processing region over the next twenty years.
AgDevCo, in collaboration with The MasterCard Foundation and UKAID, launched the Smallholder Development Unit (SDU) to work with rural agricultural enterprises to develop equitable outgrower schemes that will boost productivity and incomes for half a million smallholder farmers.