Study on Public Private Partnerships for Contribution to Inclusive Green Growth

Public private partnerships have become increasingly popular in government policy. Especially in the domain of international cooperation and development aid, an increasing part of the budget is spent on public private partnerships. The expectation is that this will enhance the efficiency of public good provisioning, improve local representation and increase the overall effectiveness of international cooperation and development aid.

Although it is too early to evaluate this claim, the findings in this explorative study show that the different partnerships have found alternative ways of approaching efficient service delivery, local representation and public good provisioning in the design and implementation of their partnerships. PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency has asked Aidenvironment and Triple E Consulting to explicitly focus on the potential contribution of partnerships to Inclusive Green Growth objectives, given their work on Inclusive Green Growth for the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs- Directorate General Trade and International Cooperation. Interviewing the actors involved in innovative partnerships has generated interesting insights into the potential contribution of partnerships to Inclusive Green Growth. Further work will be required to elaborate the implications of these insights for partnerships design.

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