Public-private partnerships for local economic development and their impact on poverty and inequality.
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.