Private Sector Development

Our Private Sector Development (PSD) services are tailored to strengthen entrepreneurial management skills, increase innovation capabilities, integrate sustainability, develop skills and human resources, and enhance productivity among small, medium, and large enterprises across the globe.

KCL provides high-quality capacity building, value-added services, and access to key resources for sustainable enterprise development. 

We focus on developing sustainable enterprises across various sectors to compete effectively in the regional and global markets.

Our Services

Our comprehensive range of end-to-end services support organizations to carry our end to end value chain optimization, implement better and more efficient processes, address stakeholder concerns and accomplish their growth objectives. Our private sector development solutions are founded on the need to create more robust ecosystems and businesses across nine pillars as indicated in the section below.

Access to finance

We appreciate that there is a huge gap for enterprises that require mezzanine finance. This coupled with lack of adequate market information makes it difficult for entrepreneurs to identify the right sources and instruments for their type of business. We therefore have developed rigorous investment readiness service where we equip entrepreneurs with the required skills and knowledge to rightly finance their businesses. We also create linkages between entrepreneurs and suitable potential investors.

Programme Design

We design programs for government, development partners, NGOs to adequately address their core objectives by ensuring we align the strategic focus to the operational objectives. We also provide implementation assistance for these programs to ensure the targeted impact parameters are achieved.

Market systems development

We support the development and strengthening of whole value chains, which in turn supports enhanced inclusivity and increased interactions between the different actors. We do this through initiating dialogue from all the players to catalyse mutually beneficial partnerships while still maintaining flexibility to incorporate any future changes. We strive to develop market system models that can scale and be replicated successfully.

Youth Employment

Young people have been bearing the brunt of decreasing employment opportunities. KCL understands that this trend requires a change of paradigm and in that breadth has been supporting businesses that provide opportunities to meaningful work for the youth to achieve growth incorporating sustainable business models.

Skill Development

KCL believes that the only way to develop sustainable independent enterprises is by ensuring every engagement ends in successful skills transfer to the client. Our model involves participatory engagement and handholding until the client fully gains confidence in their abilities to deploy new innovations, approach investor and scale their businesses.

Business Advisory Services

We work with entrepreneurs to enhance their technical capacities which in turn positively influences the growth and feasibility of their businesses. We understand an enabling environment is the precursor to thriving enterprises, we therefore strive and leverage our direct experience of private sector innovators to inform relevant government regulations, policies and strategies to encourage the adoption of profitable innovation.

Technology transfer

Lack of awareness has been often cited as a reason why many entrepreneurs still use inefficient processes that in the long run lead to significant reduction of the level of optimum productivity that can be achieved. This has been attributed to many businesses not having the capacity to invest in Research & Development. We facilitate linkages and technology transfer between leading international best players and local SMEs. Our support includes providing linkages to potential investors who can support financing the adoption of identified technologies.


We provide impact focused mentorship support to achieve transformative business growth. Our approach is highly interactive to allow the entrepreneurs to discover and apply the tools and methodologies that will enable them to transform their businesses. Our team of experienced mentors are entrepreneurs in their own right and provide the much-needed inspirational journeys to the mentees to achieve their goals while guiding them through the entrepreneurial journey.

Blended Finance Approach

We promote and encourage the use of the blended finance approach by designing financial products with instruments targeting to de-risk social enterprises. We work with them to enhance their skills in developing viable business cases targeted towards accessing sustainable finance.