United Nations Development Programme



 Sharing Innovative Experiences: Examples of Successful Public-private Partnerships

 UNDP, 2008


This volume of Sharing Innovative Experiences presents examples of PPP projects, with a particular emphasis on PPPs designed to achieve development goals. The intention is not to provide rigid models since each partnership must be crafted to meet the local conditions and needs. Rather, the aim is to convey the range of possibilities offered by this unique tool, which can be of substantial help in providing services and infrastructure where government financing options may be limited.

The case studies are drawn predominantly but not exclusively from developing countries. They cover sectors ranging from environment, water/wastewater infrastructure and healthcare to power, public buildings and transportation. Both successful initiatives and those that have fallen short of achieving the project objectives are included since lessons can be drawn from both types of experiences.


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Other UN Publications:

Guidebook on Promoting Good Governance in Public - Private Partnerships

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, 2008


This publication is a part of an ongoing series, highlighting some of the results of the UNECE Subprogramme on Economic Cooperation and Integration.Effective partnerships can help address some of our most pressing social challenges. Many contemporary problems – local, national and global – extend beyond the capacity of any one sector – public, private or civil society – to effectively address alone. Partnerships are particularly important in a global world, where traditional boundaries between what is seen as public versus private responsibilities have become increasingly blurred, and where problems such as AIDS and climate change extend beyond national boundaries.


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