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19 Oct 2021

How can Multinationals engage with governments to support economic growth?

Author: Jane Nelson

Multinational corporations are increasingly recognized as a key partner for governments in development planning, resource mobilization, and project investment and implementation. The nature of corporate-government engagement is a crucial determinant of development outcomes, not least in fragile and conflict-affected environments where effective consultation and cooperation pose a particular challenge. New accountable models of engagement are beginning to emerge, but much work is still needed to sustain, replicate and scale what works. This brief provides an overview of evolving practice in three distinct, but often interconnected areas of corporate-government engagement at the national, sector-specific and project levels.

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