Embracing Public Partnerships To Improve Learning Outcomes In Education
Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) are best understood in the context of effective deployment and utilization of public infrastructure. Public infrastructure can be defined as facilities which are necessary for the functioning of the economy and society. In broad strokes, public infrastructure can be divided into: ‘economic’ infrastructure, such as transportation facilities and utility networks; and ‘social’ infrastructure such as schools, hospitals, libraries, prisons. A distinction can also be made between ‘hard’ infrastructure, whether economic or social, primarily involving provision of buildings or other physical facilities, and ‘soft’ infrastructure, involving the provision of services, either for economic infrastructure or for social infrastructure.