Keith Palmer

Current Interests - Public Private Partnerships

Keith has been heavily involved in the design, implementation and operation of many different types of PPP schemes over many years, initially at Rothschild and then at CEPA, EAIF, GuarantCo, InfraCo and AgDevCo.

PPPs with which Keith has been closely involved as principal or adviser include:

Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) which is a partnership between European donors and the private sector that sponsors and funds infrastructure development and infrastructure investment facilities, each of which is a public-private partnership. Keith helped create, and served on the boards of Emerging Africa Infrastructure FundGuarantCo and  the two InfraCo companies. 

AgDevCo is a public-private partnership which seeks to mobilise capital to create sustainable agricultural enterprises in Africa and improve small farmers’ incomes. Keith is the founding sponsor and Chairman of AgDevCo. AgDevCo uses capital provided by donors and private sector supporters to invest patient capital in early stage agribusinesses with the aim of strenghtening the business case for additional private investment to grow the businesses. Each investment is designed to ensure that significant benefits accrue to the rural community especially smallholder farmers. 

Africa Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF)  is a public-private partnership seeking to provide better access by Africans to improved agricultural technologies. The initial proposition was developed by a CEPA team led by Keith.

Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVMed)  is a public-private partnership seeking to provide better access by livestock farmers in the developing world to appropriate, affordable livestock vaccines. The initial proposition and business case was developed by a CEPA team in which Keith was a senior member. 

Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) is a global public-private partnership seeking to increase access in the developing world to vaccination and immunisation of children against common, preventable diseases. Keith led the CEPA team that advised GAVI on measures to strenghten the governance and strategic development of GAVI. 

Recent publications and presentations on Public Private Partnerships

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