The PPPLab was a four-year action research and joint learning & support initiative (2014-2018) to learn about the relevance, effectiveness and quality of Dutch supported public-private partnerships (PPPs). Its mission was to extract and co-create knowledge and methodological lessons from and on PPPs that can be used to improve both implementation and policy.

PPPLab focused on partnerships funded in the first rounds of the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) and the Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security (FDOV). The knowledge that the PPPLab generated, will also help new applicants of future calls and new facilities.

Focus and audiences

The PPPLab produced knowledge which is relevant to the broad community of stakeholders active in and around the PPP facilities. We functioned as an open, living
lab, working in an interactive, aligned way with other parties concerned:

organisations engaged in the two facilities, so partners in PPPs as well as theĀ Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS);
the DGIS initiated knowledge platforms for Food & Business and VIA Water; international actors and networks active in the area of PPPs. The PPPLab enables all
stakeholders to learn, exchange and influence.