Harvard Business Review

We found Public-Private Partnership project success had little to do with trying to force all parties to adhere to strict contractual obligations.  Instead, when we examined what led to productive working relationship over the life of these projects, we found they had three things in common: a commitment to a strong partnership beyond the terms of the contract; built-in mechanisms to share perspectives about the project (especially problems and concerns); and effective ways to rebound from failures to deliver.