Assessing Models of Public Private Partnerships for Irrigation Development in Africa

The project will develop a series of case studies, using Focus Groups, Key Informant Interviews, document review, and Net-Mapping to understand the social, economic, and environmental impacts of various types of PPP arrangements. The information will feed into a toolkit that identifies different PPP options, with explicit provision for affected communities to be involved in decisions and benefit-sharing arrangements to guide future investment options, and metrics to track progress and benefits for different stakeholders. Throughout the project, partners will engage with stakeholders, including government officials, private sector representatives, donors, and community-based organizations, to understand capacity needs and gaps to negotiate equitable and inclusive PPPs and to facilitate the process of future investment in irrigation.