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Public Private Partnerships

We Must Protect Taxpayers in Public-Private Partnerships

Donald Cohen | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Public-private partnerships use private capital from investors to finance public infrastructure projects. But using P3s has proven to be difficult and even counterproductive when adequate care isn't taken to protect the public interest and include equity considerations and standards.

All Eyes on Sustainable Africa

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

One solution, as it came out of from the summit and should be further strengthened, tested, discussed and implemented in other world regions is public-private partnerships.

Sec. Kerry's Opportunity in Burma: Political Pressure Coupled With Economic Development

Mickey Bergman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Mickey Bergman

Successful political reform in Burma relies on Burmese people seeing the benefits of democratization in their daily lives. So while we continue to apply pressure on the political track, we must not neglect, and in fact enhance, our efforts on economic growth, particularly for home and small businesses.

3 Things I Learned as a Shop Girl in Southampton NY That I Brought to My Work in Mozambique

Michael Seo | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Michael Seo

Two-thirds into the summer season and time zones removed from Mozambique, I began to embrace the reality that stakeholders are clients are one and the same.

Global Health Needs More Strange Bedfellows, Unorthodox Partnerships

David J. Olson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

t used to be that a donor would sit down with the ministry of health to work out the design and implementation of a new global health initiative, with no significant input or involvement of other stakeholders. Those days, thankfully, are long gone.

Rebuilding American Manufacturing Powerhouse

Sridhar Kota | Posted 07.17.2014 | Technology
Sridhar Kota

Over the past few decades, we've learned the hard way that once manufacturing is gone, engineering know-how quickly follows, and then later on innovation and our national security suffers the consequences. That's a place that America has never been before.

Going the Extra Mile for Health

Wendy Taylor | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Wendy Taylor

In the distant corners of Africa, entrepreneurs deliver goods and services across bumpy roads, crossing brimming rivers and rickety bridges, climbing steep hills and descending treacherous valleys. If a company can deliver soft drinks to the most remote towns in Africa, why can't essential medicines get there, too?

Solutions to the Global Water Crisis: 10 Takeaways From The World Water Forum

Joan Michelson | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green
Joan Michelson

About 130 of the best and brightest minds across sectors came together at the 7th World Water Forum on May 15, 2014 on Washington, D.C. to share solutions and build partnerships,

Ocean Action: A Different Kind of Tipping Point

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

The biophysical tipping points could be disastrous, but I am optimistic that we are at the verge of another tipping point, one where the global community commits to take action now.

Partnerships Are Essential to Addressing Nutrition and Post-2015 Development Goals

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

There is a great deal to learn from the experience of multi-stakeholder partnerships in food and nutrition security. My answer to the question on their role in the post MDGs is that they are essential. Governments on their own don't have the funding, skills or reach to succeed.

Three Recommendations to Foster Development in Africa's Health Markets

James Bernstein, MD | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
James Bernstein, MD

The huge room for increases in healthcare spending in African economies, coupled with the growth of their middle classes and booming populations, point to explosive potential.

America's Water Infrastructure Challenge: Moving from Proposals to Solutions

Michael Deane | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Michael Deane

In downtown Bethesda - one of Washington, D.C.'s busiest suburbs - an 89-year-old water main bursts, closing a major commuter thoroughfare through rus...

The State of Philanthropy: How to Maximize Impact

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 05.26.2014 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

I believe philanthropy has found its identity once again, as a convener, a risk-taker, a piloter of good ideas, and a partner in bringing those ideas to scale. Indeed, it's an exciting time to be in philanthropy. But I believe there are areas where we can do better and push ourselves further to maximize our impact in the years ahead.

From Ideas to Action: Cities as Drivers of Economic Opportunity

Ben Hecht | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Ben Hecht

By accelerating the ability of cities to adapt and grow, we will accelerate our nation's economic growth and competitiveness.

Phil Ginsburg Brings His Green Heart to San Francisco

Adrian Benepe | Posted 05.14.2014 | San Francisco
Adrian Benepe

A closer look shows that San Francisco's parks stand up very well to New York's. In fact, San Francisco may be a national leader among cities for its innovative management and ambitious plans.

The THREE P's: Public Private Partnerships in Action Sustaining Community Programs and Services

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 05.10.2014 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Social innovators, legislators and even the President of the United States are increasingly looking to the power of collaboration between the public a...

A University and Its Town

Wendy B. Libby | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Wendy B. Libby

It's been called the "Athens of Florida" and more recently the "Best Other Downtown in Central Florida" by the Orlando Sentinel in head-to-head compet...

Can the Private Sector Help Combat Hunger and Malnutrition?

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

The World Economic Forum meeting in Davos was a step change with business and political leaders signing up to the UN Secretary General's "Zero Hunger" challenge to eliminate hunger in our lifetimes.

Dr. Brundtland's Impact on Global Health; We Must Stay the Course

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Dr. Derek Yach

I recently co-authored a piece in the journal Public Health about my esteemed colleague, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Director-General of the Wor...

Massachusetts Pay for Success Initiative Advances Government, Private Sector, and Philanthropic Investment in Human Capital

Ben Hecht | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Ben Hecht

Can you do good and do well? This is the driving question for impact investors - those who want their dollars to both provide a reasonable return on ...

'Public-Private Partnerships' Sound Great, But Private Investment Requires Public Accountability

Donald Cohen | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Donald Cohen

As America sought a path out of the shadow of the Great Depression, we quickly realized that austerity was not the answer. Rather than shove our hands in our pockets and mutter something about "the new normal," we opted to dream big.

In Praise of the Hybrid Company: When .Com Meets .Org

Julie Kantor | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Julie Kantor

So after 20 years, I decided I wanted to go from Julie.org to Julie.com. The only challenge, personally, is that I wanted to be incentivized with equity or financially in a company, but just couldn't find it in my heart to take a position where there was no mission or cause.

Water Utility Sector Works in Partnership to Meet Cyber Security Challenges

Michael Deane | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
Michael Deane

The development of critical infrastructure security is complex and will require a continued united effort across sectors, companies and governments in order to ensure safe and reliable drinking and wastewater service for our nation.

You Won't Believe What NASA Is Planning To Do On The Moon In 2015

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

A small team at NASA's Ames Research Center has set out to "boldly grow where no man has grown before" - and they're doing it with the help of thousan...

Public-Private Partnerships for Shared Prosperity: It's Working!

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

How can cities integrate informal economic activity with urban planning to improve living standards while promoting growth? How can we blend private s...