Public - Private Partnerships

Public-Private Partnerships are expected to play an increasingly important role in the Education for All drive, creating an alternative source of funding for the Education for All goals and making more technical assistance available. 

UNESCO’s relations with the private sector encompass cooperation with business corporations, small and medium enterprises, philanthropic foundations, professional and economic associations as well as other organizations of the business community, individuals, communities, parents and families. 

With the evolution of its policy for PPPs and in line with the orientations of the United Nations system and, notably, the UN Global Compact, UNESCO has played a catalytic role in developing an avenue for public-private partnerships in order to help meet the needs of the countries least likely to achieve EFA.

UNESCO has carried out various research projects (e.g. IIEP, Sciences Po, Paris - see below) and projects at the operational level (see also UNEVOC). UNESCO also organizes workshops, seminars and meetings at national, regional and international levels.

Related documents

UNESCO-Private Sector Partnerships: Making A Difference

International Conference on Financing for Development, Monterrey, Mexico, 2002


UNESCO Communities: Opportunities for Cooperation

    UNESCO: Framework for partnership with the private sector


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