Public–Private Partnerships Policy and Practice

A Reference Guide

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Public–Private Partnerships Policy and Practice is a comprehensive reference guide on PPP theory and practice for senior policy-makers and other public sector officials in developing countries. The guide focuses on the key lessons learned – and emerging best practice – from successful and failed PPP transactions over the past thirty years.

The guide avoids jargon and explains relevant concepts in non-specialist language. Key points are summarised at the beginning of each section and provide an overall high-level outline. References are provided throughout and at the end of each section to allow the reader to access further information on specific issues.




Over the past two decades, delivery of infrastructure services through the private sector, often referred to as PPP, has become an established means of providing essential services, such as power, transport and water supply, which were previously seen as the exclusive responsibility of governments. The fact that PPPs continue to spread around the world (for example, in states with socialist or communist governments, such as the Indian state of West Bengal or the People’s Republic of Vietnam) and into new sectors (for example health and education) suggests that on balance they are seen as a successful way of raising capital and delivering better quality public services.


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