PPP: Private Gains, Public Costs

About the issue

Governments across the globe are now being encouraged to partner with private for-profit entities in various fields that were formerly the exclusive or dominant turf of public agencies, in what has come to be known as Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). Private sector participation in building and operating infrastructure and other public service facilities, under some contractual arrangement with the government, is increasingly packaged as a win-win solution, which on one hand taps private investment, management, and technical capacity, while on the other hand supposedly benefits the government and the public through increased revenue and improved service.

Content:

  • Public-Private Partnerships: Trying to Balance
  • PPP under the Aquino administration
  • Understanding Public-Private Partnership

Acknowledgement:

This Reality Check was made possible with valuable contributions from Pio Verzola, Jr. of IBON International, Gopal Siw akoti ‘Chintan’ of Nepal Policy Institute and IBON Foundation, Inc.

Cover and Inside Photos by:

                  users.owt.com, Wafed
                  ppp.gov.ph
                  mizzima.com
                  clickthecity.com
                  afscme.org
                  actionaid.org.uk
                  Lyn Rillon
                  kvitters.com
                  urbanrail.net
                  psalm.gov.ph
                  news.ph.msn.com
                  pinoyexchange.com
                  Wafed

Cover Design and Layout by: Jennifer T. Padilla