Our definition of PPPs for global health

Our Definition
of PPPs

Public Private Partnerships

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), in its commonly known definition, have been used as a procurement model for decades, but have recently received a new rationale for implementation in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals and Financing for Development Agenda. PPPs are seen as an instrument to address the growing gap for public services and infrastructure and as an instrument to deliver SDGs.

Modality for developing countries

PPPs are relatively new for the developing countries; specific legislation to regulate these projects has only been enacted in the early 2000’s. PPPs have since been gaining significance in public policy. As a result of this popularity, participation of non-public actors has expanded.

Examples of Healthcare PPP


PPPs could be providing healthcare infrastructure (i.e. healthcare facilities), health service delivery, product and programme development. The examples of PPP projects are, but not limited to, delivery of medications and medical equipment, delivery of healthcare services and healthcare infrastructure, research on development of new drugs/treatments, public health awareness campaigns, IT-services for healthcare and other types of innovative PPPs.

Our Approach

Our platform is striving to embrace of kinds of the PPPs as per definition above. We will start from mapping healthcare infrastructure PPPs and expanding to all other types of PPPs for global health.

We define PPPs for Global Health in the spirit of the Sustainable Development Goal 17
“Partnerships” where such projects correspond collectively to the following criteria:

– public-private partnership projects aimed at improvement of global health and/or provision of healthcare services on national and local levels;

– projects that involve at least two partners from public and not-public sectors (i.a. private companies, NGOs, philanthropic organisations, faith organisations, academia);

– and where non-public partner makes a contribution in a form of investment or in-kind contribution of resources (e.g. staff, products) and/or shares risks and/or brings project financing.