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Keywords:

  • Contractual partnerships;
  • DBFM;
  • DBFO;
  • education;
  • the Netherlands;
  • procurement;
  • private finance initiative;
  • PFI;
  • public–private partnerships;
  • PPP;
  • schools;
  • transport infrastructure

This article examines the re-emergence of public–private partnerships (PPPs) in the Netherlands since the 1980s, summarising the policy discussions that have taken place, and analysing the projects that have been implemented or planned. Several policy conclusions are drawn from the Dutch experience with PPPs.