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Public-Private Partnerships

The Partnership for Central America: Encouraging Economic Development

The Partnership for Central America works with businesses and social enterprises to address the root causes of migration through economic opportunity and investments in education, health care and transportation infrastructure. It’s a public-private partnership in support of Vice President Kamala Harris’ Call to Action for Central America.

SAMRIDH: Using Blended Finance Toward Quality Health Care in India

SAMRIDH Healthcare Blended Finance Facility improves access to affordable and quality health care for the most socioeconomically vulnerable in India. It leverages philanthropic funding to mitigate barriers for private investment and drive greater commercial investments toward health system strengthening and is a leading public-private partnership.

Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation: Inclusive Economic Growth

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation promotes inclusive economic growth by giving developing and least developed countries better access to international trade. A neutral convener between government and business, it provides technical support and guidance, channeling global business knowledge. It is a leading public-private partnership.

The Plastics Solutions Alliance: A Recycling Value Chain in Timor-Leste

Pursuing plastic neutrality, the Plastics Solution Alliance in Timor-Leste works to minimize the use and improper disposal of plastic and establish an inclusive recycling value chain. This will expand the small manufacturing base, diversify an oil-dependent economy and provide employment opportunities. It is a leading public-private partnership.

School the World: Addressing the Education Crisis in Central America

To improves sustainable, quality education in Guatemala, School the World joined forces with local governments and local community councils to build new infrastructure, improve teacher morale and create trusting relationships with local stakeholders. It is a leading public-private partnership.

The Crisis in Child Care: A Tri-Sector Solution?

We are in the midst of a crisis in child care. That’s not just for the parents or children directly and presently affected; if we don’t invest in quality care now, society will literally pay for it later. The matter touches issues of health, income, crime, IQ, costs to families and the public, and an individual’s ability to maintain employment.

Battling the Resource Curse: Sustainable Development in Latin America

Mining activities support the functioning of society but their benefits are usually seen far from the area of extraction. One public-private partnership leverages the value chain to strengthen the economic ecosystem in resource extraction communities, focusing on both responsible production and creating opportunities for women and young people.

The Power of an Education Exchange

How can underserved students in the Americas learn technical skills, work in teams and prepare for workforce demands? How can higher education institutions collaborate with governments, the private sector and NGOs to create training programs for students in STEM, public health, climate solutions, agriculture sciences and financial inclusion?

Empowering Rural Communities in Zambia

Zero access to electricity perpetuates the poverty cycle. In Zambia, one public-private partnership is a blueprint to providing power to rural communities and changing millions of lives. While developed economies rework a century-old, centralized grid infrastructure, developing economies can design electric grids with clean technologies in mind.

Equitable Health Care in Mesoamerica

Areas in Mesoamerica see health equity gaps in newborn, infant and maternal health. The Inter-American Development Bank partnered wit ha number of partners to create the Salud Mesoamerica Initiative an innovative way to improve access to quality health care for 1.8 million women and children living among the poorest 20 percent of the population.