UNDP's Public Private Partnership for the Urban Environment (PPPUE) programme has commissioned this toolkit as a contribution to its work on developing capacities in local governments, businesses and communities to work through PPPs to improve service delivery to the poor.
PPPUE is the global facility that developing countries use to obtain support in their efforts to define, promote and implement Public Private Partnerships to reduce poverty by increasing the access of the urban poor to basic services. The programme offers a flexible portfolio of demand driven services built on the basis of a strong partner network and results at the country level.
The Tools for Pro Poor PPP at the local level are aimed at members of local level government, business and community organisations interested in an innovative approach to the problems of service delivery, especially to the poor. The toolkit has been developed as a working manual to be added to and modified as required by users to enhance its functionality. It has been prepared with the extensive involvement of people involved in PPPUE's projects and programmes around the world. These contributions have been invaluable and have served to ensure that the text presents a globally applicable entry point to PPPs while simultaneously remaining open to modification with locally appropriate contextual materials. We encourage you to add examples you come across, insert copies of your own legislation and remove any of the modules which you do not find useful in your work. Please feel free to contact the PPPUE programme [
] to let us know of any modifications you have made, it will serve to assist us to make further tools more appropriate still.