Driving forces for adopting public–private partnerships in Tanzanian housing projects

Neema Kavishe, Nicholas Chileshe

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Despite the vast documentation of the PPP research in many countries, the PPP research in the context of Tanzania is lacking, let along the housing sector of Tanzania. To address this knowledge gap, the purpose of this paper is to identify the driving forces for adopting PPPs in Tanzanian housing projects. Second is to examine how driving forces differ between the public and private sector respondents. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 public and private sector practitioners to collect data and the interview transcripts were analysed using NVivo (version 10 package). Direct content analysis was used to validate the findings and provide in-depth insights into the findings. The results shows that out of the 19 driving forces identified, the top 3 driving forces for PPP adoption in Tanzania for the public sector respondents are ‘the need for redeveloping condemned properties’, ‘lack of enough financial capacity to undertake housing projects’ and ‘fear to lose their condemned properties’. In contrast, the top driving forces for the private sector are ‘prime location’ and ‘being a previous tenant’.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)912-927
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Construction Management
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Driving forces
  • Tanzania
  • housing projects
  • public–private partnership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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