public-private partnerships

Jan Melissen and Ries Kamphof look at the opportunity for businesses to participate in the UN's sustainable development goals.

The State Department wants to increase collaboration with the private sector and push for more data analytics on what is and is not working in its efforts to counter the Islamic State online, Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel said at a New America Foundation event on Dec. 16.

This new article from Nahuel Oddone and Horacio Rodríguez Vázquez examines current cross-border relations and institutions in Latin America, and concludes with a framework to both strengthen and enhance regional cooperation. 

Middle East countries will need to utilize public-private partnerships to support their digital transformation agendas, in order to benefit from the networked connection of people, process, data and things – the Internet of Everything, according to Cisco. 

This article explores the history, functionality, achievements and challenges of Spain’s Casas network in order to assess its role as an instrument of public diplomacy. 

Public-private partnerships have become all the rage. Over the last decade, many government and donor agencies have looked for more efficient ways to leverage their declining resources, and for many, these partnerships have seemed like a effective solution. The phrase “public-private partnership,” however, is widely misused. It is often used to describe a variety of relationships that are, in fact, much more complex than the term implies. Perhaps most importantly, the term doesn’t reflect the involvement key stakeholders, particularly nonprofits.