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Public-Private Partnerships for Urban Health Brief 1: A Primer of the Benefits, Challenges, and Opportunities


Through its work to encourage urban planning structures, the USAID-funded Building Healthy Cities project (BHC) identified a major gap in multisector engagement relating to the private sector. While individual sectors have documented success with developing private-sector relationships, there is a gap in the knowledge base about how to develop private-sector relationships for urban health projects, and multisector projects specifically. 

This series of briefs, prepared by BHC partner Urban Institute, explores the use of public-private partnership (PPP) models to address local urban health issues. This brief is designed for local leaders in government, private sector, and civil society. It introduces key concepts and summarizes the benefits, challenges, and opportunities of PPP projects. An accompanying brief provides guidance for local leaders and reviews the PPP landscape in three BHC partner cities: Indore, India; Makassar, Indonesia; and Da Nang, Vietnam.

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