The private sector is an important strategic partner for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in achieving its vision of helping countries eradicate poverty and reduce inequality and exclusion. The private sector can further amplify their contribution by aligning their business practices, strategies, and operating models with the broader sustainable development agenda.
Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD), established in 2011 in partnership with the Government of Turkey, is one of UNDP’s six Global Policy Centres. IICPSD supports the private sector and foundations to become transformative partners in development through research, advocacy for inclusive business, facilitation of public private dialogue and brokering partnerships. IICPSD leads UNDP’s global work on private sector and foundations and supports UNDP’s offices all over the world.