Working Papers

Education and Health PPPs in South Africa

This literature review seeks to understand the key ideas and debates about Public Private partnerships (PPPs) in education and health, focusing on Africa in general and South Africa in particular. It adds to the sparse literature about the role of the private sector in education and health and what the implications are for social citizenship. The first section situates the debate by considering the genesis of the debate and the conceptual roots of the growing advocacy of the private sector as a key provider of social services. It then reviews the extant literature on health followed by that of education. The conclusion draws together some of the key themes emerging from the review.

PPPs in South Africa Working Paper


Education PPPs in India

This literature review seeks to understand the key ideas and debates about Public Private partnerships (PPPs) in education in India.

Education PPPs in India Working Paper


Health PPPs in India

This paper is a review of studies of PPPs in the health service system in India in order to provide insight into its history and social characteristics. This review paper proposes to answer the following questions:

1.  What are the major landmarks in the development of PPPs in the health sector in India?

2.  What are the themes/programmes and levels of care where PPPs have been formed across the sub systems of the health service system?

3.  What are the implications of these partnerships for comprehensiveness of the health service system; health services strengthening and equity concerns?

4.  What is the state of PPP research in the health sector since independence to the present times in India?

Health PPPs in India Working Paper


Housing PPPs in India

The paper is a review of studies of housing PPPs in India.

Section 1 discusses the various concepts linked to housing and contextualises them in the Indian context.
Section 2 outlines the evolution of PPP discourse in housing in India,
Section 3 discusses some of the past and present models of housing PPPs,
Section 4 discusses the experiences and outcomes of PPPs,
Section 5 discusses the correlates of the PPP discourse, new questions and issues arising from the literature.

Housing PPPs in India Working Paper


Private Sector Participation in Urban water in India: Literature review

The paper is a review of literature on Public Private Partnerships in the Indian urban water sector. The review is guided by the following questions:

(a) What is the general definition of PPPs and how has this been applied in the Indian water sector? What are the implications of this in the Indian context, especially in reforming the state run system?

(b) What are the main concepts under discussion in the scholarly debate over public-private partnerships in general and specific to the water sector in Indian context?

Water PPPs in India Working Paper