Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have become a promising approach for donor agencies to address pressing development challenges, such as food security. But what do donor approaches towards PPPs for food security actually look like and to what extent do these approaches differ from each other?
By Anne Verschoor and Stella Pfisterer
A student research project identified that donor PPP approaches towards food security are similar in terms of aims, definitions and the domains of food security that are addressed, however they show major differences when it comes towards the organisation and management of PPP programmes. In addition, approaches need to be understood within the institutional context where they emerge; they follow a certain tradition of the donor and reflect donor’s organisational key characteristics