In the attempt to reduce poverty in the developing world, an increasing emphasis is being placed on local government and on the establishment of public-private partnerships to generate economic development. This research identifies lessons from the USA and UK which may be relevant for developing countries. In particular the research: (1) Contrasts partnership approaches, according to the theory and practice which guides them; (2) Assesses evidence of the effectiveness of the approaches in addressing poverty and inequality; (3) Discusses methodologies for monitoring and evaluating their impact; and (4) Sets out the implications and applications of the findings for policy makers. The report outlines methods, findings, applications and dissemination.
DFID, London, UK, 8 pp.