Principles for public-private partnerships – towards sustainability? News

While private sector development and job creation are not new aspects of development policy, there is growing recognition that global development challenges are multi-faceted and complex, requiring collaborative, multi-stakeholder alliances between all sectors of society. This has been bolstered by pressure on public budgets for development cooperation and the need to complement these with private resources to finance the future development agenda.

This study looks at some of the main sets of criteria or principles that have been proposed to ensure more ‘developmental’ engagement with the private sector; and at three prominent PPP examples from the health, agriculture and textile sectors, looking at what can be learned from the experiences. The array of sectors is in itself useful for comparison of how sectoral considerations may influence the lessons learned.

Read more about the Discussion Paper:

Byiers, B., Große-Puppendahl, S. (et al.). 2016. Principles for public-private partnerships – towards sustainability? Lessons from SAGCOT, healthcare in Lesotho, and Better Factories Cambodia. (Discussion Paper 194). Maastricht: ECDPM.


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