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Sustainable Development: Is there a role for public-private partnerships? A summary of an IISD preliminary investigation

By Samuel Colverson on October 3, 2011

Widely utilized across the developed world and continuing to diversify across sectors, public-private partnerships (PPPs) are increasingly attractive to cash-strapped governments looking to maintain public infrastructure investment.

However, PPPs have yet to deliver on their potential for long-term sustainable infrastructure provision, and a substantial rethinking of the business and contractual models are needed to ensure it moves this way in the future. This paper forms a summary of the content and observations outlined in IISDs preliminary investigation into the relationship between PPPs and sustainability principles.

Report details

Topic
Public Procurement
Focus area
Economies
Publisher
IISD
Copyright
IISD, 2011