Private Sector Development

Private sector development is a major part of our philosophy and aims to improve living standards across the globe. Over the last few decades, investments in infrastructure supporting better access basic needs such as water, sanitation, energy and secure livelihoods have steadily increased. However, poor household enjoyment of these infrastructures remained limited due to lack of finances.

Under Private Sector Development we concentrate on Value Chain Financing, Water and Sanitation Financing, Energy Finance and Livelihoods Enhancement Programme.

We have worked with, Equity Bank of Kenya, the Government of Sierra Leone, RaboBank Foundation Indonesia, and other banks and microfinance institutions to better understand the poor’s challenges and create financial solutions that empower the marginalised to walk the last mile and directly benefit from water, sanitation, energy (WSE) and agricultural infrastructure.

Click here to contact us for more information about our initiatives regarding private sector development.

To better understand our work in this sector, you may read some of our signature projects.




  • Indian agricultural development has focused on food security over the past decade. While the food security concerns have been allayed to some extent, Indian agriculture is still confronted with serious challenges. Lack of financing is one of them. Policy guidance and institutional...

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  • Attracting household savings and private sector investments will speed up WASH coverage and can be considered to be one of the most cost effective public health interventions. Microfinance can play a catalytic role in increasing the uptake of WASH improvements by poor households. But WASH...

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  • and MicroSave have jointly developed a series of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) microfinance toolkits to provide the information and tools necessary for financial institutions (FIs) to develop products for financing WASH investments. The toolkits present essential information,...

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