Public-Private Partnerships: Critical Review and Lessons for Zimbabwe

Tawanda Zinyama, Alfred G. Nhema


PPPs are increasingly seen as a mechanism to develop infrastructure on a cost effective and sustainable basis. If properly managed, PPPs have a potential to unlock the much needed financial resources to fund projects on electricity, telecommunications, transport, water, education and the health sectors. This article examines the current debate about PPPs and global experiences. Zimbabwe’s experience with the PPPs was also discussed. The study used documentary search for data gathering. The major finding is that there is low uptake of PPPs in Zimbabwe. There are no legal and clearly defined institutional frameworks. The literature reviewed has thrown some lessons for Zimbabwe.

Keywords: Public-Private Partnerships, Zimbabwe, infrastructure

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