Knowledge development Public-Private Partnerships

Knowledge development Public-Private Partnerships

In the policy document ‘Investing in Future Prospects’ of the Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, public-private partnerships play a crucial role. Key question is how effective and inclusive these innovative forms of collaboration are in realizing policy goals and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Under which conditions do PPPs contribute? How do PPPs actually work? What is the added value of partnering? And what is the additionality of partnerships?

Funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PrC set up a research project to try to answer these questions. We conduct research into four topics:

  1. Facilitating internal learning around PPPs to enable policy makers to enlarge and to share their knowledge and experiences;
  2. Inventory of which partnerships and facilities with the private sector exist, including knowledge and learning needs and recommendations for future PPPs;
  3. Further elaboration of the concept of impact pathways for sustainable and inclusive partnerships, including its practical application;
  4. Policy support: participating in advice and steering committees, support of review and evaluation and facilitating innovative partnerships.