Food for All Talks – “Exploring public-private solutions in Agri-Food Value Chains” with PPPLab

The World Bank Group’s Agriculture Global Practice is organizing a series of Food for All Talks under the WBG-Netherlands Partnership “Food for All”. In this fourth Food for All Talk, the GSG for Value Chains and Agribusiness and the WBG-NL Food for All Partnership are on a mission to explore the application and enhancement of public and private partnership (PPP) modalities for boosting inclusive investments, jobs, and rural incomes.

Please join to discuss with PPPLab’s Mr. Jan Ubels, senior researcher of PPPLab, will present initial findings on:

  1. The policy background to the emergence of these instruments,
  2. Examples of PPP instruments and cases,
  3. Cross-cutting methodological insights on business cases (illustrated with tools such as the PPPCanvas) and scaling strategies regarding PPP

In its international efforts to strengthen agriculture sector development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (DGIS) has sought to make better use of bottom-up, private sector initiatives in reaching its pro-poor/inclusive development goals. In part that has been done through several PPP facilities, usually using matching grant mechanisms of different kinds. This is seen as an innovation in Dutch development financing based on the belief that PPPs are an effective tool in achieving development objectives and a means for addressing challenges in ways that are different from, and (potentially) more effective than, instruments used to date.

In this session examples and insights from the recent set of Dutch PPP facilities and what they could mean in the WBG context will be highlighted. Food for All invites TTLs, PMs and others interested to discuss the relevance of such facilities for boosting private sector dynamics in achieving local agricultural sector development goals under IDA18. If found relevant, preferred next items on the PPP learning agenda, to be addressed in the months to come, will also be defined.

How to join

Join Using WebEx: Meeting password: dWAkSKJ3; Meeting number: 736 414 968.

Join Using Phone: Toll: 1-650-479-3207; Access code: 736 414 968.

By Video Conference: 55780005@worldbank.org, External IP: 192.86.102.202 ; followed by internal dial-in number 55780005.