Do public-private partnerships still have a future?

Veronica Vecchi*, Angelo Tanese, Stephen Osborne

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

Public Private Partnerships (PPP) are under discussion because of the mixed results achieved and the deteriorated trust between public and private actors. However, abandoning PPP could represent a severe mistake in public policy. Based on the recent Italian experience, the authors argue that a new approach to PPP, based on the ESG/SDGs and Impact Investing agenda, could represent an opportunity, both for the public and the private sectors, to contribute to solving wicked problems while generating societal value. This Commentary paves the way for a reflection on this renewed approach to PPP and the need for a new set of skills in the public and private sectors to support the transition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-341
JournalPublic Works Management & Policy
Issue number4
Early online date13 Apr 2022
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • ESG
  • impact investing
  • public private partnerships
  • sustainable development goals
  • value


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