The 6th international Workshop on Public-Private Dialogue was held on June 13-17, 2011, in Vienna, Austria, in conjunction with the 1st Policies for Investment Global Workshop.
The 6th PPD Global Workshop “PPD for Competitive Economies” took stock of recent developments in PPD knowledge, discussed specific PPD cases, explored critical PPD related topics, and helped build capacity to effectively manage and monit
or a PPD process during the PPD life cycle, from entry to exit. Coming from 20 countries, more than 80 representatives participated. All involved with business forums, investors’ councils, or competitiveness partnerships, and all from both the public and private sectors, and from sponsoring donors (such as IFC, the World Bank, or others). Specific themes that were explored during the workshop were organized along the PPD lifecycle:
1. Designing and managing PPDs, including in post- crisis environments
2. Ensuring effectiveness of PPD secretariats (practical steps and processes)
3. Achieving sector competitiveness through PPD
4. Improving inclusion and governance in PPD platforms
5. Measuring PPD results
6. Transitioning out of PPD
The workshop lasted two days, followed by a two-day investment policy workshop with a fifth optional “Clinic” day offered at the end of the week for participants who desired to get detailed questions answered about their particular PPD initiatives by the PPD Global Product Team in an open clinic format.