When it comes to rebuilding a country after conflict, “The only thing you can sell is proof,” as former U.S. Ambassador Melanne Verveer tells Handshake readers. The new issue of Handshake: Reconstruction & PPPsoffers proven strategies from countries that have successfully coordinated the agendas of early relief, economic recovery and reconstruction, and longer-term development.
Alongside infrastructure considerations, Handshake authors and interviewees consider the practical steps needed to create the right environment for investment and growth, the importance of donor coordination, job training, and education, and the role of women in creating the social contract between a state and its people.
Plus exclusive interviews with Melanne Verveer, former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s issues, and Oxford economist Anke Hoeffler.
Handshake, IFC’s quarterly journal on public-private partnerships,brings hard-earned insight and analysis to governments, their advisors, investors, and the broader PPP community of donors, academics and researchers. All issues are online at ifc.org/handshake. Print copies are available upon request.