Private sector partnerships

Aid and business for sustainable development: Emerging lessons from effective aid–business partnerships in the era of the SDGs

Ben Garside, James Luger, Aida Kowalska and Paul Steele

This project aims to better understand the key features and functions of successful partnerships for sustainable development (SD) between donors, large enterprises, small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) and the informal sector. It analyses how SD goals can be achieved through all scales and types of public–private partnerships (PPPs) between governments, donors, NGOs and ...» more

Private sector development for poverty reduction: opportunities and challenges for Norwegian development aid

Espen Villanger & Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge

What are the most appropriate private sector development (PSD) interventions for poverty reduction? PSD is very demanding – attracting controversy and requiring highly competent implementing institutions - nevertheless, it remains popular among policy makers. Focusing on areas under the Norad PSD mandate, this paper explores the challenges and opportunities of different ...» more

What lies beneath? A critical assessment of PPPs and their impact on sustainable development

María José Romero

Donor governments and financial institutions, such as the World Bank, are increasingly promoting public-private partnerships (PPPs), as a way to finance development projects. This report looks at the empirical and theoretical evidence on the nature and impact of PPPs based on experiences in Tanzania and Peru to assess whether they deliver on their promises. The report has ...» more

Building resilience in Nepal through public-private partnerships

World Economic Forum

The extent and complexity of the natural risks Nepal faces mean that a multi-stakeholder approach to resilience is vital. How can we build on, and leverage, the capabilities and capacities for resilience in the public and private sectors, as well as civil society?  This use case assesses how buildings and key parts of the economy, such as tourism, can be made more resilient, ...» more

The scope, role and impact of publicly supported private finance on development and poverty reduction in Africa: the case of Rwanda and Zambia.

African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)

Support from development finance institutions (DFIs) and donor governments to the private sector in developing countries has increased in the last decade. This study explores the scope, role and impact of publicly supported private finance (PSPF) in Rwanda and Zambia between 2000 and 2013. It argues that there is need for Zambia and Rwanda to develop and adopt a PSPF framework ...» more

Humanitarian crises, emergency preparedness and response: the role of business and the private sector – a strategy and options analysis of Haiti

Sarah Bailey

This paper analyses the role of the private sector in humanitarian action in Haiti, with a particular focus on the response to the devastating earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince in 2010. During the response, international and Haitian businesses participated in humanitarian efforts – both directly assisting populations and working with aid agencies – for commercial and ...» more

Donor Partnerships with Business for Private Sector Development: What can we Learn from Experience?

Melina Heinrich

This review gives structure to the theme of donor partnerships with business aimed at private sector development. It proposes a focus on key issues that have received little attention so far: assessing additionality, measuring partnership results, and achieving better outcomes based on learning from experience. The report examined evidence from a variety of partnerships between ...» more

Promoting social development and human rights in private sector engagement

The private sector is regarded as the driving force for job creation, economic growth and poverty reduction. For donor agencies, engaging and working with private sector actors offers a number of potential benefits, including improving the delivery. As the business community is directly involved in many of the core activities of international donors (such as anti-corruption, ...» more

Partnerships with the Private Sector in Health: What the International Community Can Do to Strengthen Health Systems in Developing Countries

April Harding

Can and should the international community help developing-country governments engage with the private components of their health systems? This report presents the findings of a working group hosted by the Center for Global Development (2008-2009) to examine this question. The working group examined the need for support in this area, and conducted interviews with a broad range ...» more

Towards a New Model of PPPs: Can Public Private Partnerships Deliver Basic Services to the Poor?

M. Pérez-Ludeña

This paper from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific examines the difficulties of reaching the poor through Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). However, case studies show that 'pro-poor PPPs' are possible; they need to incorporate some of the strategies and methods of the informal sector, and include civil society organisations among their ...» more