Explorations 05: Working with the Public P

PPPLab interviewed the lead partners of 12 public private partnerships (PPPs) working in Kenya and Ghana. This exploration brief presents their way of working with governments and public sectors (the Public P). Within these countries, the food and water sectors have been supported through a number of Dutch grant instruments, including the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) and the Fund for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security (FDOV).

The partners shared their experiences on the following questions:

  • Why do partnerships work with the Public P and what are their key motivations; but also, why would the Public P want to engage with the partnership and what is in it for them?
  • What roles and contributions of the Public P are sought by partnerships?
  • What are the challenges and risks in working with the Public P; what if they occur?
  • How do partnerships work effectively with the Public P, what are their approaches and practices?

The exploration brief presents the main findings concerning why, on what, what if and how these PPPs engage with the Public P. For a quick overview of the lessons learned and takeaways, please check figure 3 on page 17.