ADEC Innovations Foundation Partners with AIM for Leadership and Governance Research in PPP

THE ADEC Innovations Foundation has partnered with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Scientific Research Foundation, Inc. to further advance the development of public-private partnerships (PPP) standards for the global health sector by examining and analyzing PPP issues in the Philippines.

The two organizations formalized their partnership with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the “Leadership and Governance Research in PPP” signed at the Asian Institute of Management by ADEC Innovations Foundation Chairman James M. Donovan and the AIM President, CEO and Dean Jikyeong Kang.

The partnership also includes the establishment of a PPP Research Laboratory. This aims to develop monographs, case research and working papers on the leadership, governance and integrity dimensions of Philippine PPP experiences in policy implementation and project execution. It will also investigate socio-economic, political and policy-related issues affecting PPP project implementation. Furthermore, the research laboratory will convene policymakers, government officials, implementing agencies of PPPs, civil society organizations, researchers and private sector lenders and investors in learning sessions and workshops.


”The establishment of the PPP Research Laboratory is crucial in studying the efficient delivery of projects related to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and in determining how they can have a direct, tangible and positive impact across the world,” explains ADEC Innovations Foundation Chairman Mr. James Donovan.

The ADEC Innovations Foundation is in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to host the UNECE International Specialist Centre for PPP in Health. The PPP Centre is a research and information platform that aims to develop standards for the successful implementation of PPP projects in health through research, policy, capacity building and collaboration.

As a pioneer in international management education, the AIM’s dedication in this partnership is motivated by its mission towards making a difference in promoting the sustainable development of Asian societies. Dean Kang adds, “our extensive and comprehensive experience in global research complements ADEC Innovation Foundation’s commitment in accomplishing SDG-related projects.”

The ADEC Innovations Foundation has been dedicated to promoting innovative and sustainable solutions to critical environmental, social and governance sustainability challenges, and is now currently working with the United Nations and hosts the International Specialist Centre of Excellence for PPP in Health, with support from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).  The Centre was formerly hosted by the Department of Health.  The vision is to improve the world’s quality of health through public-private partnerships. It is driven by its mission to enable the development and successful implementation of PPP projects in health through research, policy, capacity building and collaboration.

The Asian Institute of Management is the Asian pioneer in international management education, and its TeaM Energy Center for Bridging Leadership is the institute’s research arm focused on the study of how to build institutions that promote equity, inclusion, peace and prosperity. The AIM TeaM Energy Center for Bridging Leadership has its roots in a global research project of the Synergos Institute. In 2002, it brought together practitioners from different parts of the world to articulate this leadership approach through the development of some 20 cases on Bridging Leadership and a paper by Steve Pierce entitled, “Bridging Differences and Building Collaboration: The Critical Role of Leadership”. This inspired Prof. Ernesto Garilao, then of the Asian Institute of Management, to continue the research and application of Bridging Leadership through the Center (formerly called the Center for Bridging Societal Divides).