Last Updated:
26 Jun 2022

Public-Private Partnership Units: What Are They, And What Do They Do?

Author: Mark Dutz, Clive Harris, Inderbir Dhingra, and Chris Shugart

As governments turn to the private sector to provide services once delivered by the public sector, they must learn new skills. An increasingly common way to provide the new capacities needed is to establish public-private partnership units—as new agencies or as special cells within a cross-sectoral ministry such as finance or planning. Making the right choices on what roles such units play, where they are located, and how conflicts of interest are managed is critical in their success. This Note reviews the experience.