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Public Private Partnerships

What Does Trump's Infrastructure Package Mean for the Energy Sector?

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

One of President Trump's key priorities is updating and improving our nation's infrastructure. On the campaign trail he promised to push through a $1 ...

Delivering Real Impact in Health and Education

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 02.03.2017 | World
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

This week saw the 28th African Union Summit take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Along with the diplomatic challenges facing the continent, the delega...

Multi-Stakeholder Alliances: Learning To See The World Through The Eyes Of Others

FOMIN | Posted 02.02.2017 | Impact
FOMIN

By Francisco Larra Bujalance Francisco Larra is the regional coordinator of the New Employment Opportunities for Youth (NEO) initiative for the M...

Paying the Price of Imperfect Information

Susannah Hares | Posted 12.28.2016 | Education
Susannah Hares

Poor quality and inaccessible information about school performance is preventing parents and governments from making good choices about different scho...

The New Faces of Foreign Assistance

Elizabeth L. Littlefield | Posted 12.20.2016 | World
Elizabeth L. Littlefield

What do homework on a Kenyan smartphone, a debit card in a refugee's hand and a solar-powered spotlight atop an Indian elephant have in common? They ...

The Upcoming Infrastructure Package And Its Impact On The Energy Sector

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | Posted 12.08.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

President-elect Donald Trump has made infrastructure investment one of his top priorities for the first few months of his administration. While the details of the program are still unclear, these investments may have real impact in the energy sector.

Why More Companies Are Partnering with the UN to Improve Growth and Sustainability Goals - Part 1

Matthew Bird | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business
Matthew Bird

Few American companies know about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and even fewer know how to leverage the power of global partn...

Crafting Viable PPPs: Lessons From Turkey's Public Hospitals

Zeynep Kantur Ozenci | Posted 10.18.2016 | World
Zeynep Kantur Ozenci

Back in the mid-2000s, Turkey's health ministry was seeking advice on how best to use Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) to overhaul the country's pub...

Breaking Ground on a Bold New Vision to Address Climate Change: Restoring North America's Amazon

P.J. Marshall | Posted 10.17.2016 | Green
P.J. Marshall

On November 4, the historic Paris Agreement for global action on climate change will enter into force, catalyzing collective action by governments, ci...

From Fear To Opportunity: Changing The Narrative Of The Global Refugee Crisis Through Sustainable Business

Alejandro Litovsky | Posted 10.14.2016 | Green
Alejandro Litovsky

Exploiting the fear of refugees has been an easy picking for far-right political parties across Europe. In reality, Syria's neighbors are shouldering ...

How mass media can tap into human biology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals

Aric Noboa | Posted 10.10.2016 | World
Aric Noboa

Discovery Learning Alliance/Patrick Toselli Philo Farnsworth believed television would help bring about world peace. It hasn't quite worked out that ...

The Fastest Road in America Is Falling Apart. Here's Why.

Donald Cohen | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Both presidential candidates agree that America's aging infrastructure needs massive investment. Why wouldn't they? Fixing and replacing our roads, pu...

Pension Investment in Higher Ed

Michael Likosky | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Michael Likosky

I have blogging for a while about how cash-strapped governments are managing to grow out of crisis.

How Colleges and Universities Make Investments That Count

Helen Drinan | Posted 08.31.2016 | Impact
Helen Drinan

Now more than ever it seems budgets of colleges and universities in America are stretched thin. As is true in many states, cuts to budgets in Oklahoma...

"Trying Small": Liberia's Bold Education Experiment

Susannah Hares | Posted 08.26.2016 | Education
Susannah Hares

When classes open in September, Liberia is going to try something new. It will be an experiment, and like any good experiment, it should be judged on the empirical data it produces -- data on whether these schools deliver better learning for Liberian children, both boys and girls, urban and rural. Until then, stay tuned.

Voting with their feet: a policy discussion with an INGO on private schools in developing countries.

Susannah Hares | Posted 08.18.2016 | Education
Susannah Hares

INGOs like this one with clear principles based on equity, access and quality, blended with hard-nosed pragmatism, could play a transformative role in fragile and struggling education systems. An approach to the private sector driven by outcomes not ideology, rooted in the principle that the government is the duty bearer of education, could help refocus national and global debates on how we collectively ensure that every child has access to a quality education.

Kenya's health sector challenges present the ideal setting for creating shared value

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 08.14.2016 | World
Siddharth Chatterjee

UNFPA and private sector representatives in Mandera county in Northern Kenya to develop solutions with the community and the county government. Credit...

The New Alliance That's Saving Syrian Refugees

Apolitical | Posted 08.04.2016 | Impact
Apolitical

Between the borders of Syria and Jordan is a no-man's land several miles across called the Berm, where 70,000 refugees are trapped in appalling conditions.

Leading the Way for Food Equity

Laurie M. Tisch | Posted 07.27.2016 | New York
Laurie M. Tisch

For those of us who are committed to making a positive impact on the food landscape of New York City, it's an immensely hopeful time for progress. The...

Leading the Way for Food Equity

Laurie M. Tisch | Posted 07.27.2016 | New York
Laurie M. Tisch

For those of us who are committed to making a positive impact on the food landscape of New York City, it's an immensely hopeful time for progress. There are more New York-based organizations working to bring healthier food to more people today than ever before.

Here's how governments are solving big problems using the profit motive

Apolitical | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Apolitical

Identifying fake fish, cleaning up polluted canals, improving science education - these are some of the jobs that governments are getting done by mobi...

Challenges Women Face in Managing Public-Private Partnerships

FOMIN | Posted 07.15.2016 | Women
FOMIN

By Dennis Blumenfeld and Andrea Arzaba Díaz Dennis Blumenfeld coordinates an $8 million Multilateral Investment Fund technical assistance project t...

Only a Fool Would Try to Build a Business on Public-Private Partnerships in Education

Robyn Shulman | Posted 06.06.2016 | Education
Robyn Shulman

"Life is about creating and living experiences that are worth sharing."- Steve Jobs Meet Mark Claypool, a pioneer in the public-private education se...

The Growing Threat of Cyber-Attacks on Critical Infrastructure

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Despite the fact that cyber-attacks occur with greater frequency and intensity around the world, many either go unreported or are under-reported, leaving the public with a false sense of security about the threat they pose and the lives and property they impact.

Solving Complex Water Challenges Requires Multiple Solutions

Michael Deane | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Michael Deane

This month, as America's attention is being drawn to Infrastructure Week (May 16-23), the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) wants to draw...