A PPDP (Public Private Development Partnership) is a way of delivering and funding public services with wider development impact. The investment, risks, responsibilities and rewards are shared between the public sector, the private sector and a development partner. The Public Private Partnership (PPP) approach, which is based on the assumption that certain public goods can be delivered more efficiently and effectively by the private sector, is not new as such. However, adding the “D” (Development), thereby turning PPP into PPDP, is a relatively new and innovative method. It stems partly from the Sustainable Development Goals which can only be realized with a strong commitment to global partnership and cooperation.
PPDPs are used in areas where poverty reduction cannot be achieved by separating private actors, the public sector and development agencies, and where all these actors share a common goal. To make a PPDP successful, it has to create benefits for all parties.