Sustaining Public–Private Partnerships for Public Service Provision Through Democratically Accountable Practices
Onyoin, Moses; Bovis, Christopher H.
Despite the multiple stakeholder-centered complexities involved, the public–private partnership (PPP) modality is increasingly the vehicle of choice for the provision of public services in the developing world. This article asks how PPPs might overcome sustainability challenges in a meaningful way while examining which stakeholder-centered interventions are effective in facilitating rather than undermining the continuity of the partnership operations. We draw on the notion of democratic accountability and an in-depth qualitative sector-level case study in Uganda. The findings underscore the primacy of practices that help to reduce stakeholder information asymmetry, increase partnerships’ procedural legitimacy, and improve the understanding of substantive partnership outcomes.
Onyoin, M., & Bovis, C. H. (in press). Sustaining Public–Private Partnerships for Public Service Provision Through Democratically Accountable Practices. Administration and Society, https://doi.org/10.1177/00953997211030516
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Jun 18, 2021|
|Online Publication Date||Jul 26, 2021|
|Deposit Date||Nov 24, 2021|
|Publicly Available Date||Oct 27, 2022|
|Journal||Administration and Society|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Public services; Public-private partnerships; Democratic accountability; Stakeholders|
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