Public-private partnerships (PPP) have become an important instrument in sub-national government’s development assistance. PPP also adds a new variant to cooperation between governments and the economy of their countries. It concerns the establishment of purposeful joint business ventures at programme level, which aims at providing a more efficient and effective service delivery. Furthermore, the aim of PPP arrangements is to ensure that the approach being use is pro poor. In this regard the City of Windhoek has embarked on such a PPP arrangement to enhance the living conditions of the residents within the city, create an entrepreneurial spirit amongst small scale independent providers and to ensure that the most vulnerable groups within the Namibian society, women, benefit from this arrangement.