Role of Innovative PPP Models in India’s Development
Innovative PPP models that infuse technological innovation and senior private sector entrepreneurial talent in the government administration, can catalyze the transformation of public policy, systems and service delivery, towards achieving the goal of a poverty free India in our lifetime.
Although India has made great developmental progress and is emerging as the fastest-growing major economy in the world, there are still some persistent development challenges that exist. From poor learning outcomes to the employability of youth, there is a need to address these issues through the design, implementation, and monitoring of multi-year public service delivery programs, and innovation in data-driven governance and public policies. India also has the fewest number of bureaucrats per capita when compared to its G20 peers. Vijay Kelkar and Amit Shah in their book “In Service of the Republic" note that strengthening state capacity and public institutions will be crucial in ensuring socioeconomic welfare and economic growth of the nation.