This section presents the last practical tip for better PPD implementation and results, Tip #10 — “as you enter think about exit”. As you enter a PPD, think about how you will end it. Who is going to host it, how will it be structured, who will implement what? By “Exit” it is meant “What’s next”? How to go from a palliative solution to one rooted in the institutional and business framework and also be financially sustainable? You will find that people participating in the dialogue can have different views. It is therefore important to consider why Public-Private dialogue is there in the first place – is it an initiative that will end or will it be a permanent institution?
This section will also look at the PPD life-cycle. The life of a partnership can be considered as going through an initial, mature and exit phase. The best case scenario is when the capability that is put in the ad-hoc PPD is rerouted to the institutions and the business membership organizations (BMOs).