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Public Private Partnerships

Imagine (Government): Building a New Blueprint

Sonal Shah | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Sonal Shah

For about 30 years, polls have consistently shown that the general public thinks most public spending on "government" is wasted. The same public thinks, however, that more money should be spent to deliver the specific outcomes and services that they desire.

How Can Effective Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships Help Us Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and End All Forms of Malnutrition by 2030?

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 10.19.2015 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

People are at the heart of the new Global Goals. And if we are to achieve them, we must work together and where relevant use multi-stakeholder partnerships to engage, negotiate and deliver results with the communities suffering most from malnutrition.

Empowering Healthy, High-Achieving Hispanic Youth

Alexis Glick | Posted 10.14.2015 | Latino Voices
Alexis Glick

A reminder that as Hispanic Heritage Month ends: cultural relevance and inclusion are imperative to our nation's youth 365 days a year.

The New Millennial Opportunity: Doing Good is Good for Business

Mikkel Vestergaard | Posted 10.14.2015 | Impact
Mikkel Vestergaard

There are so many opportunities for technological innovation to drive global development. The ability to collect and analyze data, made possible by the digital age, can transform how diseases are monitored and treated.

When You Raise a Person, You Raise a Community

George Logothetis | Posted 10.02.2015 | World
George Logothetis

One of the great attributes of America is the social mobility of its people. The opportunity to strive for a better life is more readily available. Yet only nine miles from the center of Manhattan is abject social immobility.

Boot Camps to Kick-Start Public-Private Partnerships in the Caribbean

FOMIN | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business

The concept of public-private partnerships is in vogue in the Caribbean. Some governments mistakenly believe that PPPs allow the private sector to build and maintain infrastructure like roads, and provide public services like wastewater treatment, with little cost to the public sector.

Vocational Training Makes for Better Paid, Better Prepared Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

A college degree is not the answer for all people. There is a need to boost vocational training for the U.S. population at large. Better worker training means better services and safety for all Americans. Labor unions like the Teamsters make it happen every day.

Addis Financing for Development Conference Failed in Many Ways, But the Fight for Tax Justice Continues

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

Oxfam went to the UN's Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa with the sincere hope that the governments of the world would take the bold steps necessary to rebalance the global development financing system. Instead, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda only confirms that the rules of the game remain the same.

Nurturing Development of a Smart City

John M. Eger | Posted 07.20.2015 | Technology
John M. Eger

Becoming a "Smart City" starts with an agreement involving elected officials, business leaders, university executives, art and cultural administrators, and, hopefully others who understand they have a stake in the future of the region, including of course, the community at large.

The "Latinization" of Public-Private Partnerships

FOMIN | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business

Although most of the investment in Latin America and the Caribbean has been in larger countries -- especially Brazil -- a significant number of smaller countries are improving their readiness for PPPs, establishing new management agencies and gaining specialized experience in implementation.

The Heyday of America's Cross-Sector Partnerships

Jeremy M. Goldberg | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Jeremy M. Goldberg

Programs such as these give young people skills and experience that will last a lifetime, and even an opportunity to own the very homes they revive.

The Meaning of 'Practice' in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part II (from the MDGs to 2030)

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The meaning of practice needs to be reinterpreted. The focus on cognitive thinking and technical skills underlying this problem-program-implementation-assessment action-framework needs to give space to a skill-set capable of actually building lasting trust and reciprocal altruism between key development actors.

For a Better L.A., Be Disruptive

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

To succeed in the startup space, be disruptive. That was the lesson of this morning's TechFire Ignite 2015 program at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club.

Public Private Partnerships: No Silver Bullets

Michael Curley | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Michael Curley

Public Private Partnerships (P3s) are the new rage inside the capital beltway. They are the new buzzword of officialdom.

Corporate-NGO Inclusive Business Partnerships: Why They Work and Why They Don't

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

Consider the question of differing motivations. According to the Corporate-NGO Partnerships Barometer, the primary motivation for a corporation to enter such a partnership is to enhance brand, corporate reputation and credibility.

The Meaning of 'Practice' in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part I (from Aristotle to the MDGs)

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 06.24.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Practice has become a key concept in the policy process. In September 2015, the United Nations will hold a summit to adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) meant to challenge the globe to grow economically and socially in an environmentally responsible way.

Solving America's Infrastructure Crisis

Michael Likosky | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Michael Likosky

Most Americans are now well aware that we have an infrastructure crisis that goes beyond long commute times. We all nod in agreement when some of our airports are likened to those of Third World countries.

In Honor of Tax Day, Celebrate the Internet

Camille Crittenden | Posted 06.14.2015 | Technology
Camille Crittenden

If you've used the Internet today, whether for shopping, social networking, or research, take a moment to appreciate that public investment--our tax dollars--made these activities possible.

What Obama Left Behind in India

Maura O'Neill | Posted 04.05.2015 | World
Maura O'Neill

The focus of the media attention during the president's visit was the historic invitation to be the honored guest at India's Republic Day -- a first for the U.S. However, what got little notice was something the president left behind, something that will likely contribute to the biggest transformation for the poor in India.

Accelerating Progress Toward an AIDS-free Generation in 2015

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

Partnerships remain the cornerstone of PEPFAR's work to control the HIV/AIDS epidemic and are intrinsic to each of our agendas. Ending the epidemic is a shared responsibility that no one entity or country can achieve alone.

For City Parks, 2014 Was the Year That Was (Great)!

Adrian Benepe | Posted 02.25.2015 | Green
Adrian Benepe

Well, 2014 was certainly the "Year That Was" for parks and open space, with many cities finding places to build new parks by creatively reusing abandoned or underperforming infrastructure as parks, and with record levels of new public and private investment in some states and cities.

The Business of Renewable Resources

Brian Kennell | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

If businesses adopt a circular paradigm that tracks the environmental impacts of their products throughout their entire lifecycles, we can help alleviate climate change and ensure we have enough natural resources to use in perpetuity.

The Role of the Private Sector in Humanitarian Crises

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

Ebola is a humanitarian crisis first and foremost, but it is also a mounting economic disaster for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Dispelling the Myth: An Evolving Relationship Between NGOs and Private Businesses

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

A common misperception regarding NGO-private sector relations is one based on mutual distrust and occasional confrontation; or with the advent of corp...

How Nonprofits Can Collaborate Effectively With the Public and Private Sectors to Help the City's Working Poor

Jilly Stephens | Posted 01.05.2015 | New York
Jilly Stephens

This collaboration has provided some valuable lessons about optimizing resources and delivering stronger neighborhood outcomes, which I believe can be applied throughout the nonprofit community.