This tool is intended to assess strengths and weaknesses related to the capacities, relationships, and interactions between public and private sector partners entering or implementing a public-private engagement. The self-assessment tool is designed as a questionnaire that asks public and private actors to rate their level of agreement with a variety of statements. This tool could be implemented by either a trusted broker or third-party facilitator, or it could be used by individuals within an engagement themselves to better understand their current performance. By looking across responses to the questionnaire and comparing public and private sector responses, areas of strength and areas for potential improvement can be identified and discussed.
Related to this tool is the Engagement Factors Progression Model which shows that within a given public-private engagement, performance across engagement factors can vary over time as changes occur across interrelated factors, depicted in a spectrum from “emergent” to “optimal”.