Business Fights Poverty


  • Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

challenge description

The challenge

To help deliver the additional $2.5 trillion annual investment in developing countries needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), government donors are increasingly seeking to harness the contribution of business. Against this backdrop, Business Fights Poverty is aiming to identify what large companies most need and value from government donors to advance responsible business practices and inclusive business models, how these needs are evolving and what new gaps and opportunities are there for government donors to increase the scale and impact of large company contributions to the SDGs. The results of a process of research and engagement with business will help to inform the development of DFID’s next generation of responsible and inclusive business programming.

The output

An insights paper that capture business inputs and recommendations for donors.

The timeframe

Three months, ending February 2020