Our objective on PPP
To support Members to develop, if and when relevant, sustainable
Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to strengthen Veterinary Services
In consideration of the important and often under-utilised role of PPP in the veterinary domain, WOAH, in collaboration with the Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (Cirad) and with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has developed several tools, most notably the PPP Handbook and the PPP e-learning courses, to accompany both public and private stakeholders at national, regional or global levels, in the establishment of impactful and sustainable partnerships.
Public-Private Partnerships and perspectives in the veterinary domain: 25 articles written by key opinion leaders on how PPP can have a major impact in animal health and production systems.
PPP e-learning courses
If you would like to learn more about what can be obtained from impactful and sustainable PPP in the veterinary domain worldwide, you can follow the different online courses we offer.
The PPP types are mainly differentiated by the type of private partner, initiation and funding, and typical governance. Some successful PPPs may have elements from more than one of these categories; this typology should not be seen as a constraint to innovative approaches to PPP.
Government procurement of specific animal health/ sanitary services from private veterinary service providers
Mali: an example of a PPP between the Veterinary Services and private veterinarians: collaboration between the Veterinary Services of Mali and private veterinarians through the sanitary mandate for around 20 years, to improve livestock vaccination coverage
Joint commitment between the public sector and end-beneficiaries to deliver mutually agreed policies/ outcomes
Paraguay: an example of a PPP between the Veterinary Services and producers: collaboration between the Veterinary Services of Paraguay (SENACSA) and the Foundation of Animal Health Services (FUNDASSA), initiated in 2003, to eradicate FMD and open export markets
Establishment of sustainable capability to deliver otherwise unattainable major programmes
Ethiopia: an example of a PPP between the Veterinary Services and a private company: collaboration between the Veterinary Services of Ethiopia and the company Ethiochicken since 2010, to improve poultry production and benefit smallholder farmers
WOAH is committed to helping governments make informed decisions about improving access and quality of veterinary services, including, where appropriate, using PPP as one delivery option.
To improve further understanding of the variety of PPP options in the veterinary domain, together with the potential benefits and challenges of such partnerships, the PPP Database is now available in open-access.
This collaborative database presents examples of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the veterinary domain which have been kindly shared with WOAH by those who developed these partnerships. The aim is to provide information and opportunities to cross-pollinate successful experiences around the world.
The work on Public-Private Partnership at WOAH is done in collaboration with Cirad and EuFMD and has received the generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.