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Capacity.org: Innovative financing for inclusive agricultural development

As traditional official development assistance decreases attention is turning to how best to catalyse private funding for development.  However, private companies need to generate returns on their investments. To what extent does this limit private financing from reaching the poor and marginalised, referred to by Paul Collier as the ‘bottom billion’? In other words, can financing solutions involving private sector actors be inclusive?

In preparation for this issue, Capacity.org called for experiences in innovative financing that could contribute to the work of development professionals working with smallholder farmers. Issue 47 of Capacity.org contains a selection of the articles received, as well as brief summaries of other interesting articles published on the Capacity.org website.