We work to solve the problems associated with rapid urban growth through inclusive public-private sector collaborations. Governments and the private sector bring a wealth of knowledge and financial resources to the equation, while local communities affected by rapid growth are involved in the development processes that affect their lives.
In our model, both the public sector and investors are brought together to establish the standards for large-scale infrastructure projects while seeking input from the private sector and informal populations. Our specific role within this collaborative matrix can best be described a convener within the ‘HCC triangle’, namely acting to:
- Develop comprehensive project plans based on stakeholder engagement processes for informal populations;
- Engage the private sector in inclusive infrastructure development; and
- Support governments and investors in integrating inclusive development in procurement processes.
The plans, processes, and assessments generated by our efforts can be plugged in to any master planning and feasibility process used by the private sector, which, in turn, improves their competitive advantage. Governments benefit from this by becoming leading voices in inclusive development and being able to demonstrate that their spending has a positive impact on informal populations.
All of this is what makes our approach unique and sustainable.