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After decades of underinvestment, governments in Africa are turning to partnerships with donor aid agencies and large companies or investors to develop the agriculture sector. But this so-called ‘mega’ public-private partnerships are unproven, risky and represent a dubious use of public funds to fight poverty and food insecurity.
Lesotho is one of the poorest and most unequal countries in the world. It was promised that a new public-private partnership hospital would deliver high-quality healthcare services for the same annual cost as the old public hospital. Oxfam's video shows why the figures just don’t stack up.
The Lesotho health public–private partnership (PPP) has been described as opening a new era for private sector involvement in healthcare in Africa.