Donor Committee for Enterprise Development

The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development

Learning from Experience

The DCED is a forum for learning about the most effective ways to create economic opportunities for the poor, based on practical experience in Private Sector Development (PSD).

This website is the leading source of knowledge on all aspects of PSD.

What is Private Sector Development?

Private Sector Development (PSD) is the set of strategies aiming to establish markets that function vibrantly and fairly, providing economic opportunities of quality to poor people at scale. It is a central means to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Read our one-page overview of PSD to learn more!

Knowledge and guidelines on PSD in practice

Check out our PSD Knowledge Pages for an introduction to PSD, as well as overviews and practical guidelines on all major PSD approaches and themes.

Knowledge and guidelines on PSD in practice

Check out our PSD Knowledge Pages for an introduction to PSD, as well as overviews and practical guidelines on all major PSD approaches and themes.

Evidence on PSD

The SDGs recognise the private sector as a key driver of economic opportunity for the poor, but debates continue on the most effective PSD approaches.  What works and why provides evidence on PSD, evaluations, and success stories from PSD programmes.

Evidence on PSD

The SDGs recognise the private sector as a key driver of economic opportunity for the poor, but debates continue on the most effective PSD approaches.  What works and why provides evidence on PSD, evaluations, and success stories from PSD programmes.

The DCED Standard for Results Measurement

The DCED Standard is a practical framework for monitoring and managing results of PSD programmes. In our Standard for Measuring Results section, you’ll find examples of the 150+ projects using the Standard, supporting guidelines and tools, and a list of experts that can help you with implementing the Standard.

The DCED Standard for Results Measurement

The DCED Standard is a practical framework for monitoring and managing results of PSD programmes. In our Standard for Measuring Results section, you’ll find examples of the 150+ projects using the Standard, supporting guidelines and tools, and a list of experts that can help you with implementing the Standard.

About the DCED and its Working Groups

The DCED brings together member agencies to exchange practical experiences on PSD, facilitated by the ExCo and Secretariat.  Members meet in Annual Meetings as well as thematic Working Groups on:

About the DCED and its Working Groups

The DCED brings together member agencies to exchange practical experiences on PSD, facilitated by the ExCo and Secretariat.  Members meet in Annual Meetings as well as thematic Working Groups on: