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National Conference On

Public Private Partnerships

Inclusive Development

India International Centre, New Delhi

November 20, 2008

Of the world’s 6.4 billion people, about 2.6 billion live on less than US$2 a day. They not only lack access to clean
water, electricity, health services, sanitation etc. but also sustainable means of earning income. They are caught in a
vicious circle of poverty where low income, unemployment and negligible wealth creation make them vulnerable.
They need support to come out of this situation. This requires integrated approach wherein government, community
and the private sector strive to build win-win inclusive business models.

Planning Commission has recognized Public Private Partnerships (PPP) as a strategy for achieving Vision 2020. Even
State Governments have taken initiatives to promote PPPs. Rajasthan has formally launched a Viability Gap Funding
Scheme for promoting PPPs in the Social Sector. Sulabh, Narayana Hrudaylaya, e-Choupal, Project Shakti etc.
understood that needs of poor are different and forged partnerships to create win-win models.

While the scope of working in these markets is huge there are constraints in the way wherein limited market
information, lack of community preparedness and effective facilitators, ineffective regulatory environments, missing
knowledge and skills and restricted access to financial products and services have to be factored in to design
appropriate strategies. Moreover, these markets requires players to adapt to products and processes, invest to
remove market constraints, leverage the strengths of the poor, combine
resources and capabilities with other stakeholders and engage in policy
dialogue with governments.

The conference would understand the concerns and issues of various

partners involved in PPP; learn from the success and failure of various
initiatives, and the way forward. We would need to answer the
following key questions towards developing win-win partnerships for
inclusive development models.

1. What can public private partnerships do for the poor?

2. How can poor become equal partners?
3. Can Inclusive Development offer a way out of poverty?
Tracks and Panel Discussion
The conference will collate learning and experience from social sector, private sector, donor/government sector
initiatives on PPP from both India and abroad. A track is dedicated for each sector and will open with comments by the
Track Chair followed by 2 presentations per track. The presenters would share their views, concerns, outcomes, gains
and future direction of such partnerships followed by sufficient time for interaction. Finally, the whole days’ learning will
be debated and crystallized through a Panel Discussion.

Track 1: Social sector driven PPP initiatives

Presentation I: Trade Facilitation Centres, SEWA / Safe drinking water, Byrraju Foundation
Presentation II: Marketing health products in poor economy, AED, US / Agri Business, TECHNOSERVE, US

Track 2: Private Sector driven PPP initiatives

Presentation I: Value Chain Integration in Poultry sector – Suguna Poultry Farm Ltd.
Presentation II: Indoor Air Pollution, SHELL FOUNDATION, UK

Track 3: Donor/International PPP initiatives

Presentation I: Creating sustainable livelihoods for poor rural youth - Employment Generation and Marketing
Mission (EGMM), Govt. of AP
Presentation II: Promoting private sector participation for poverty alleviation - SWISSCONTACT/KATALYST,

Panel Discussion

Panel consisting of eminent experts from different sectors will debate and crystallize the days’ learning and attempt to
formulate a way forward.

Participants Profile
Heads of organizations (from social, corporates and public sectors)
Senior managers and professionals from corporate involved in new business and CSR
Development professionals involved in PPP models
Tentative Agenda
Registration 09.00 am
Theme Address – Arun Maira, BCG (20 mins) 9.00 am - 9.30 am
Track 1: Social sector driven PPPs 9.30 am - 11.15 am
Chair – Shankar Venkateswaran, Executive Director-India, AIF (15 mins) Question and Answer (20
India experience – Mona Dave, SEWA (20 mins) min)
International Experience – Reed Ramlow, AED / Simon Winter, Head of African and
Asian Operations, Technoserve (20 mins)
Tea 11.15 am - 11.45 am
Track 2: Private Sector driven PPPs 11.45 am - 1.00 pm
Chair – S. Sivakumar, CEO, Agri Business Division, ITC Ltd. (15 mins) Question and Answer (20
India experience – B. Soundararajan, MD, Suguna Poultry Farm Ltd. (20 mins) min)
International experience - SHELL FOUNDATION, UK (20 mins)
Lunch 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Track 3: Donor/International PPP models 2.00 pm - 3.15 pm
Chair – Subash Pani, Secretary, Planning Commission / Manfred Haebig, GTZ (15 mins) Question and Answer (20
India experience – Meera Shenoy, EGMM (20 mins) min)
International experience – Manish Pandey, Swisscontact (20 mins)
Tea 3.15 pm - 3.45 pm
Panel Discussion and Valediction 3.45 pm - 5.00 pm

Arun Maira, BCG (Moderator)

Shankar Venkateswaran, AIF
S. Sivakumar, ITC
Graham Dixie, The World Bank
Pradeep Kashyap, MART

About MART
MART is a leading Rural Consultancy working on rural livelihood and rural marketing. MART enjoys a unique position as
a rural-solutions facilitator for both the corporate and development sectors. We bring to the table expertise and
experience that have been garnered by handling mega assignments for the corporate sector as well as the development
sector. We offer end to end solutions through a range of comprehensive services, including research, strategy,
implementation and training and have pioneered several public private partnership initiatives ensuring ‘Inclusive
Development’ through win-win strategies.

MART is a team of 40 professionals with regional offices in Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and Ranchi. While our list of clients in
the development sector includes DFID, The World Bank, IFAD, UNDP, UNIDO, CARE, ACTION AID, OXFAM, PLAN,WVI,
NRIL-UK, KATALYST-Bangladesh, EWV-USA, Broederlijk Delen–Belgium, NABARD etc, Corporate sector clients include
HUL, Colgate, Airtel, Vodafone, Intel, Microsoft, Tata Steel, HPCL, Honeywell, Philips, Novartis etc.