1. To bring researchers together for discussion of cross-sectoral and cross-country PPP policies and outcomes
  2. To generate multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral and cross-site research agendas that are contextually rooted
  3. To connect researchers with policy-makers and civil society representatives for cross-fertilizing dialogue on PPPs
  4. To build capacity for younger researchers to understand key PPP debates and develop new research agendas
  5. To strengthen capacity in the country hubs for cross-sectoral and cross-country comparative analysis on PPPs