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Final Report “PPP – a meaningful instrument for TC?”

Overview about the 12 main facts about PPP

        1. PPP measures achieve important development impacts or at least they are able to “get things going on”

        2. PPP uses the dynamics of the private sector

        3. The cooperation is working between very diverse actors

        4. There are deficits in detail but they don´t depend on the instrument PPP

        5. PPP measures support national politics in cooperating countries to strenghten the private sector in the field of national development

        6. The German Development Cooperation (GTZ) is seen in very different way (as a funding agency, a national consultant firm)

        7. The knowledge and activities about PPP are distributed very unequal in the GTZ field structure

        8. PPP is integrated in the daily operations of the GTZ field structure but sometimes still “on top work”

        9. The work of the “Office for the Cooperation with the Private Sector” (PPP Büro) in the GTZ headquarter is rated very positively (e.g. professionel competence, efficient and unbureaucratic proceedings, flexibility)

        10. Used instruments of monitoring and evaluation (controlling, progress reports) are applicable and sufficient

        11. The term of sustainability must be analyzed in a different way. The results of the measures are used in terms of sustainability, the sole continuation by the private partner not at all

        12. The motives of the private partners to execute PPP measures are primarily reasons to prepare or capture markets. Besides this the reasons for GTZ staff are specifically related to certain cases and measures.

PPP measures achieve their aims (impacts in development policy and as well economic progress) and these measures are executed with a lot of commitment from the stakeholders. Furthermore a lot of the theses can be validated with the results of the executed survey and interviews. Finally PPP measures complement the traditional instruments of the Development Cooperation.

The following theses about the instrument PPP are generated in preparation of the study:

a)      Development-policy and economically meaningful measures are being implemented.

b)      Social and ecological commitment constitute an economically meaningful investment for the private                    sponsor in the medium to long term.

c)      Sustainability is ensured by the private partner’s long-term business objectives.

d)      The partner’s comparative advantages are recognised and harnessed.

e)      A win/win situation is generated by making use of the synergies available,

         - with the same input and greater output or

         - with less input and the same output.

f)       The private partner contributes professional management know-how to the measure.

g)      Efficiency is achieved through a consistent cost-benefit approach:

         - Efficiency is generated at the cost level and/or

         - in terms of time (in the sense of the rapid achievement of development-policy impacts).

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