The private sector in the South is a key actor. South-South trade tripled in the past decade. South-South foreign direct
investment also tripled, and is particularly important for the least developed countries. Today, one out of every four transnational corporations worldwide is based in the South.
“It is unacceptable for us that we continue only
depending on government systems. We need today -- countries of the South, developing countries – we need a range of partnerships, with for example the private sector, between the public and private sectors, partnerships which bring together all strata of society including major institutions of the North."
Are there successful examples of partnership with business?