UNDP Istanbul International Centre For Private Sector In Development to be inaugurated on 11 March

09 Mar 2011

UNDP Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development is to be inaugurated by Minister of State Cevdet Yılmaz and the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Helen Clark. Clark will also launch a regional report entitled “Business Solutions to Poverty” in Istanbul.

Istanbul – UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, who will visit Turkey between the dates 10-14 March 2011, will inaugurate UNDP’S International Centre for Private Sector in Development with Minister of State, Cevdet Yılmaz on 11 March 2011 Friday. Clark will also introduce a regional report entitled “Business Solutions to Poverty”.

The International Centre for Private Sector in Development will support the development of inclusive and competitive markets and inclusive business models that engage poor people into value chains as producers, employees, consumers and entrepreneurs, with the end goal of economic development.

Another purpose of the centre is to encourage private sector network to work for supporting the achievement of Millennium Development Goals and other globally accepted development goals.

The report shows that companies in developing European and Central Asian countries using inclusive business models can reduce poverty.

“Business Solutions to Poverty – How inclusive business models can be created in Developing European Countries and Central Asia (ECA region)” includes case studies from 19 countries and offers practical information on how to develop inclusive business solutions.


INAUGURATION CEREMONY AND INTRODUCTION OF THE REPORT

Date and Time :     11 March 2011, 14:45
Venue :     IICPSD, Eminönü Yalıköşkü Caddesi 16, 34112 İstanbul

For more information

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