Last Updated:
9 Jul 2020

Public-Private Partnerships for Emerging Market Health

A briefing paper from the IFC Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Think Tank discussion at the 2019 Global Private Health Care Conference Author: Amanda Stucke, David Humphreys

IFC’s Global Private Health Care Conference took place in March 2019, with a primary aim to spark discussion and drive action around the private health sector and its role in meeting critical challenges in emerging markets. The theme of the 2019 conference was Disrupting the Present, Building the Future – Embracing Innovation to Deliver Results. Alongside the main conference sessions, invited policy experts, funders, innovators, representatives of the public sector and industry representatives from around the globe gathered for a think tank session to discuss current trends, challenges, and opportunities related to Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), and more broadly, under what circumstances PPPs can bring sustainable and innovative value for health care in emerging markets. This briefing paper reflects key themes and important points from the discussion that took place, and leverages additional insights, research, and analysis to shine light on this important topic.