Development and the Private Sector - What Works? Learnings from MEDA's Techno Links Project

Development and the Private Sector - What Works? Learnings from MEDA's Techno Links Project
MEDA's Techno-Links project is working with 22 private sector partners in three countries to develop commercial solutions to problems of access in the financial and agriculture sectors. With a goal of reaching over 200,000 poor households and smallholder farmers with improved access to financial services and agricultural technologies, the project needed to find creative ways of encouraging the private sector to engage in markets where they are normally reluctant to extend their service capacity. This brief outlines our key learnings on effective private sector engagement for development, based on the experience of the Techno-Links project to date.