Ambassador Bagley’s sentiments laid the groundwork for the panel that would follow: “The problems we face today will not be solved by governments alone. They will be solved by partnerships.” (Of course, as the State Department’s Special Representative for Global Partnerships, she might be slig
Public-private partnerships in development are necessary for the types of game-changing innovations that make lasting win-wins—some of today’s most pressing development challenges and business problems require solutions that have not yet been invented. But how do those partnerships ignite?
Innovative models needed in PPPs for development:
When Heinz decided to grow tomatoes in Egypt, they didn’t know if they could grow enough to meet their regional needs: the soil was fertile, but there were no farmers, not a strong enough agricultural infrastructure.
By Mary Wong, President, Office Depot Foundation
Amid the angry political debate swirling around the Colombia Free Trade Agreement, there is a real concern that people may lose sight of some of the positive contributions multinational companies are making to the region.