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Public-Private Partnerships for Urban Health Brief 2: Guidance for Local Leaders


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 a companion to a more general brief on PPPs and focuses on guidance and examples that may be useful to local government stakeholders in Asian cities. It reviews the PPP landscape in three BHC partner cities: Indore, India; Makassar, Indonesia; and Da Nang, Vietnam, with particular focus on PPPs that advance public health outcomes – either directly through hospitals or clinics or through health-affecting projects like water and sanitation or clean public transportation. For more details on what PPPs are, their benefits, their challenges, and how they are used to advance public health outcomes broadly, see the accompanying brief in this series entitled “Public-Private Partnerships for Urban Health: A Primer of the Benefits, Challenges, and Opportunities.”

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