Partnerships for the Future
Redefine public/private cooperation
While public-private partnerships (PPPs) have occurred in the United States for at least 200 years,1 they have primarily involved large infrastructure projects with formal contractual agreements, considered too costly or risky for one side to take on alone. But the increasingly complex nature of our national challenges, along with recent shifts in economic and social forces, are creating incentives for government and business to collaborate more frequently and in new ways that go well beyond traditional infrastructure investments, expanding the definition of partnerships in the future.
Meet the authors
- Edward Van Buren, Principal, Strategy and Operations, Leader, Federal Strategy Service Line, Deloitte Consulting LLP
- Lauren Rosenbaum, Principal, Strategy and Operations, Leader, Government Operations Service Line, Deloitte Consulting LLP
- John Mennel, Director, Strategy and Operations, Deloitte Consulting LLP
"We are experiencing a dramatic change in how societal challenges are tackled—a shift away from a government-dominated model to one in which governments are just one problem solver among many."
Bill Eggers, Author of “Solution Revolution” from his My Take in “Partnerships for the Future”
1 The National Counsel for Public Private Partnerships, “Top Ten Facts About PPPs,” http://www.ncppp.org/presskit/topten.shtml, accessed February 19, 2013.
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