Making Co-Investment a Reality – Strategies and Experiences

The purpose of this paper is to foster a common understanding of the co-investment concept and approach in the fight against HIV/AIDS. While promoting a broader development perspective, the document takes inventory of different perspectives and interests of the private and the public sector. It provides an in depth discussion of many of the issues raised in earlier, shorter documents as well as during a series of multi-stakeholder co-investment meetings. The paper gives an outline of the theoretical background of private-public partnerships (PPPs) and co-investment, followed by the documentation and analysis of various examples and experiences of co-investment interventions. The strong focus on practical issues takes account of the evolving nature of the co-investment concept. Therefore, the document should be viewed as a contribution to the continuous learning process on this topic, a living document that will be updated as more successful co-investment strategies and examples become available.