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Food for All Talks 04 – “Exploring public-private solutions in Agri-Food Value Chains”
FFA Talk 04 - Exploring public-private solutions in Agri-Food Value Chains
Thursday June 29, 2017 Image: Food for All
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


June 29, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Online webinar

The World Bank Group’s Agriculture Global Practice is organizing a series of Food for All Talks under the WBG-Netherlands Partnership “Food for All”. The fourth edition is organized by the GSG for Value Chains and Agribusiness in collaboration with Food for All and will focus on “Exploring public-private solutions in Agri-Food Value Chains”. The event takes place on Thursday June 29, 2017 (12:30 – 14:00 AM EST in Washington DC || 18:30 – 20:00 pm CET in Netherlands) and can also be attended globally through WebEx (see below for details). 

In this Food for All Talk, the GSG for Value Chains and Agribusiness and the WBG-NL Food for All Partnership are on a mission to explore the application and enhancement of public and private partnership (PPP) modalities for boosting inclusive investments, jobs, and rural incomes. This topic is at the center of the GSG’s recent blogs and write-ups, inviting colleagues to expand the range of possibilities for public sector to partner with private for inclusive agribusiness development.

Please join to discuss with the PPPLab, a knowledge initiative looking at the new generation of public private partnership initiatives. The PPPLab seeks to distill initial insights and lessons from programs that are under implementation to help policy makers and practitioners to improve effectiveness. Mr. Jan Ubels, senior researcher of PPPLab, will present initial findings on:

  1. The policy background to the emergence of these instruments,
  2. Examples of PPP instruments and cases,
  3. Cross-cutting methodological insights on business cases (illustrated with tools such as the PPPCanvas) and scaling strategies regarding PPPs.

In its international efforts to strengthen agriculture sector development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (DGIS) has sought to make better use of bottom-up, private sector initiatives in reaching its pro-poor/inclusive development goals. In part that has been done through several PPP facilities, usually using matching grant mechanisms of different kinds. This is seen as an innovation in Dutch development financing based on the belief that PPPs are an effective tool in achieving development objectives and a means for addressing challenges in ways that are different from, and (potentially) more effective than, instruments used to date.

In this session examples and insights from the recent set of Dutch PPP facilities and what they could mean in the WBG context will be highlighted. Food for All invites TTLs, PMs and others interested to discuss the relevance of such facilities for boosting private sector dynamics in achieving local agricultural sector development goals under IDA18. If found relevant, preferred next items on the PPP learning agenda, to be addressed in the months to come, will also be defined.

How to join

Join Using WebEx: Meeting password: dWAkSKJ3; Meeting number: 736 414 968.

Join Using Phone: Toll: 1-650-479-3207; Access code: 736 414 968.

By Video Conference: 55780005@worldbank.org, External IP: ; followed by internal dial-in number 55780005.

Background information

Jan Ubels, of SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is senior strategist and serves as MT member at PPPLab. PPPLab is a research and learning initiative of four Dutch Universities and NGOs and has adopted four knowledge roles: sense-making, applied (action) research, exchange & learning, and policy analysis. Also see www.ppplab.org. Jan Ubels has more than 30 years’ experience in rural, agriculture and water sector development – especially in Western Africa, Egypt, Bangladesh and Bhutan. He worked for consultancy firms, NGOs and academia. His specialization include institutional and capacity development, multi-actor processes and PPPs, and change facilitation and coaching.

Food for All Talks

The Food for All Talks is a series initiated by the Food for All Partnership of the World Bank Group and the Netherlands. They deliver new insights on strategic issues and operational questions around agriculture and food value chains for the WBG. For more information, visit the Food for All webpage.



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