29 January, 2015

Bangladesh wins multi-stakeholder case study contest!

By Global Partnership

Five multi-stakeholder case studies were selected by the Global Partnership – from over a dozen submitted in late 2014 – as the strongest to illustrate the impact effective development partnerships can have on the ground in the fight against poverty. Cases from Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Nepal, Nigeria and Senegal span subjects as diverse as access to health care, improving health outcomes for infants, supporting women entrepreneurs, and improving the environment for small to medium businesses.

In Bangladesh, women-owned businesses have driven women’s economic empowerment throughout the country. A partnership between the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and Bangladesh Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) has generated stronger support to female entrepreneurs, driving economic growth for the entire nation.

The government of the Dominican Republic is helping reduce infant mortality through running a breast milk bank in the country’s largest hospital, in partnership with Brazil’s development co-operation agency and the Brazilian Fiocruz Foundation.

The AidData Center for Development Policy, a partnership including Nepal’s Ministry of Finance, USAID, as well as American and Nepali universities, represents a five-year project providing information to boost innovations for peace and development governance, public financial management, transparency and accountability in Nepal.

In Nigeria, the Kwara State Health Insurance Programme is a public-private partnership (PPP) launched in 2007 and is now providing affordable and quality care for nearly 800,000 low-income people, most of them women and children.

The Centre for International Private Enterprise in Senegal has partnered with the National Union of Small and Medium Businesses since 2011 to improve the policy environment for small and medium-sized enterprises in Senegal by reforming a complex tax code, encouraging the transition of informal businesses to the formal sector and establishing a regular dialogue with the government.

You can find all the multi-stakeholder case studies submitted to the Global Partnership here.