Brief Public-Private Partnerships for Urban Health: Guidance for Local Leaders
Matthew Eldridge, Charles Cadwell
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Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are a contracting model that can help governments leverage the financial and technical capabilities of private sector partners to address urgent service and infrastructure needs, including health and health-affecting services such as water and sanitation. This brief provides guidance for local leaders exploring potential PPP projects for urban health and reviews the PPP landscape in three Asian cities: Indore, India; Makassar, Indonesia; and Da Nang, Vietnam. Informed by a review of literature and expert interviews, the brief describes four recommended steps for local leaders to take to explore and build strong urban health PPP portfolios: (1) assess the environment for PPPs; (2) adopt an objective approach to assess the merits of individual projects; (3) use that approach to build a pipeline of projects; and (4) evaluate and build on successes. The brief also shares resources for local leaders to learn more about the PPP model and to start building a PPP project portfolio. This guidance brief accompanies a PPP primer brief that provides (1) an introduction of the PPP model, (2) an overview of its benefits and challenges, and (3) a discussion on how it can be used to advance urban health.

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Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Global issues
Tags International municipal and intergovernmental finance International public administration and local government Public and private investment International development and governance
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center Research to Action Lab