Exploring Partnership Governance in Global Health: Proceedings of a Workshop


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Governance in public-private partnerships (PPPs) refers to the structures, processes, and practices for decision-making and for ultimately accomplishing the goal of the partnership. It defines the power structure of a PPP by establishing how and when decisions are made and who makes them, as well as how other stakeholders are represented in the process. It impacts the ability of a partnership to meet its stated goal: effective governance can improve the performance of PPPs while weak governance can undermine it. To explore lesson learned and best practices for the governance of partnerships in global health, the Forum on Public–Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety held a workshop, planned by an ad hoc expert committee, on October 26th, 2017. Workshop rapporteurs have prepared this proceedings as a factual summation of the session discussions.