Unleashing Entrepreneurship – Making Business Work for the Poor

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Unleashing Entrepreneurship – Making Business Work for the Poor

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Commissioned UN Report

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March 1, 2004

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The Commission on the Private Sector & Development, co-chaired by Prime Minister Paul Martin of Canada and Ernesto Zedillo, Mexico's former president, was convened by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in July 2003 in an effort to identify and address the legal, financial and structural obstacles blocking the expansion of the indigenous private sector in developing nations - especially in the poorest regions and communities in those countries. The Commission focuses on how business can create domestic employment and wealth, free local entrepreneurial energies, and help achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

In July 2003, when the Secretary-General first announced the establishment of the Commission on the Private Sector & Development, he pointedly noted: "Our experience has shown that a large part of the work for development is about preparing the ground for sufficient private sector activity to provide the jobs and income needed to build a more equitable and prosperous society. Yet the UN has only sporadically tapped the power that can be drawn from engaging the private sector in the work of development." Read more..

The Commission's Report, Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for the Poor, was presented on March 1, 2004 to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan by Prime Minister Paul Martin of Canada, and Ernesto Zedillo, Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and former President of Mexico.

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 Unleashing Entrepreneurship UNDP-fullreport.pdf

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