Introduction T h e concept of sustainability has become increasingly important in relation to development. This paper adds to the discourse on sustainable development by viewing sustainable infrastructure development through public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a pathway toward sustainability in developing countries. The focus in this discussion is on water infrastructure, which is a critical need in the developing world. Sustainable infrastructure development through PPPs requires a comprehensive definition against which managers and policy makers can define and measure sustainability. The objective of this paper is to provide metrics for sustainable water infrastructure development in the context of relevant science and technology as well as policy and managerial considerations. This paper argues that in today’s complex development environments, establishing sustainable infrastructure through public-private partnerships necessitates an approach whereby policy makers and stakeholders must consider the following five sustainability evaluatives: performance, economics/finance, environment, ecosystem, and socio-cultural backdrop.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)
- Social Sciences(all)