Public-Private Partnerships for Service Delivery (PPPSD)

Public-Private Partnerships for Service Delivery (PPPSD) is a UNDP programme that seeks to increase the access of the poor to basic services such as water, waste, energy, education and health by promoting inclusive partnerships between local government, business and communities.

Through its work at the local level PPPSD supports the alleviation of poverty in the context of the Millennium Development Goals.

The UNDP Public-Private Partnerships for Service Delivery is a Programme with the mandate to cover a wider range of services crucial for meeting the essential needs of the poor and, hence, contribute as effectively as possible to the achievement of development objectives in UNDP’s programme countries. The programme operates as a multi-partner facility established by UNDP that developing countries use to obtain support in their efforts to define, promote and implement inclusive Public-Private Partnerships among government, private sector, civil society, and communities to reduce poverty at the local level.

The PPPSD facility supports programme countries in attracting investments through PPP approach to those MDGs-related service sectors which have been traditionally driven by the public sector and ensuring broad participation of all stakeholders in their delivery.

The PPPSD Management Unit which is part of the global Capacity Development Group of the Bureau for Development Policy is a decentralized body of professionals based at the programme’s Headquarters in Johannesburg (South Africa) and the UNDP Regional Centre in Bangkok (Thailand) and Dakar (Senegal) with a plan to expand to other UNDP regional service centres in Latin American and Caribbean and Eastern Europe and CIS. It also relies on a network of partners around the world consisting of institutions, individuals, and development programmes that have a solid and practical experience in support of multi-stakeholders partnership to improve local service delivery.

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PPPSD Country Initiatives

The PPPSD programme works with partners at the local level to assist in the planning, design and implementation of private-public partnerships in support of services to the poor in the context of the Millennium Development Goals. By facilitating collaboration and brokering partnerships PPPSD works to address the service delivery needs of the poor.

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PPPSD Global Learning Network

The Global Learning Network (GLN) is a decentralised international partner network of individuals, centres of excellence, institutions and programmes interested in sharing knowledge and pooling resources for joint activities related to local level public-private partnerships in service delivery to alleviate poverty and to achieve the Millenium Development Goals.

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PPPSD Partners

PPPSD promotes partnership at the local level and works through partnerships to achieve its objectives. The programme builds relationships with individuals and organisations with whom it can work at the global, regional, national and local level. Partners may work with us by providing funding, tools, substantive leadership and specific local knowledge. PPPSD works with partners through operational co-operation in projects and through collaboration on generating and disseminating cutting edge thinking on local level PPPs to improve service delivery to the poor.

PPPSD also works actively with the UNDP practice groups of Regional Service Centres to ensure that the multifaceted nature of poverty is captured within its programmes and projects. The programme also aims, through this collaboration, to mainstream PPPs as an approach to service delivery within UNDP programming.

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Developing Capacity to turn local service delivery challenges into Business Opportunities

  • Lesotho

    Solid waste management through Public-Pivate-Community partnership in Maseru, Lesotho.more 

  • Malawi

    Organic fertilizer developed through a waste management initiative in Lilongwe, Malawi.more 

  • Nepal

    Public toilet management through partnership in Nepal.more 

  • Philippines

    Water connection in peri-urban areas in the Philippines.more 

  • Senegal

    Sanitation initiative through partnership in Diamaguene Sicap Mbao, Senegal.more