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How Multi-Stakeholder Platforms Help Build an Enabling Environment for Business

Posted on the 22 April 2015 by Center For International Private Enterprise @CIPEglobal


“The work of development is too important to be left in the hands of governments alone. It is the responsibility of everyone. Especially the business community… Business, like governments, will have to be at the forefront of this change. No one can do it alone.”

In the latest Economic Reform Feature Service article, CIPE partner and Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) Betty Maina highlights the crucial role of multi-stakeholder platforms in an enabling business environment.

Appointed by the United Nations Secretary General to a High-Level Panel to advise on the global development agenda beyond 2015, Maina has helped shape the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In her speech at the 8th Global Workshop on Public-Private Dialogue in Copenhagen, Maina shared the Kenyan perspective on engaging in successful public-private dialogue.

Article at a glance

  • Addressing the challenges of poverty and marginalization through multi-stakeholder partnerships is key to building prosperous and inclusive societies.
  • Private sector engagement in shaping the post-2015 development agenda is needed to achieve this shared goal.
  • Public-private dialog provides an important platform for businesses and governments to constructively engage in creating more participatory and sustainable economies.

Read the full article here. To learn more and get involved further in the PPD conversation, visit

Stephanie Bandyk is a Program Assistant for Global Programs at CIPE.

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