“Constructive dialogue between the public and private sectors is crucial to advancing economic growth and development across Africa. The private sector promotes economic development by supporting job creation, strengthening value chains, and facilitating strategic investments in infrastructure and public services. At the same time, the private sector engages in advocacy that supports market development and advances economic reforms that improve the business environment and attract private capital. Dialogue between the public and private sectors around opportunities for collaboration and regulatory reform can create a virtuous cycle that accelerates economic growth and democratic development.”