According to Ton Dietz, Director of the African Studies Centre and member of the INCLUDE Knowledge Platform, INCLUDE’s research on strategic actors is crucial to better understanding who the strategic actors for inclusive development are. It should look specifically at which kinds of businesses can be partners (and also already play a role) in inclusive development. In his contribution to the recent Strategy Session of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he sketches the larger roles that businesses can adopt, but also considers their limits. But there are also other potentially important strategic partners for inclusive growth: organizations that are concerned with the most vulnerable and organizations linked to religion.

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