Abdoulie Fye, PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP (PPP) IN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY ON THE STRENGTHENS AND CHALLENGES, ASIO Journal of Humanities, Management & Social Sciences Invention (ASIO-JHMSSI), 2016, 2(1): 06-13.
ARTICLE TYPE: A Case Study
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Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are complex, technical, demanding and time-consuming which needs to be understood by all stakeholders involved. Certainly under the right conditions, right personnel, at the right time and in the right sectors, they can offer significant benefits to government, the private sector and consumers which can even create a spill-over effect. It should always be taking into consideration that strong PPP systems require managers and personnel who are skilful in negotiation, managing differences, making partnerships, contract management, financial management, managing different networks of partners, development oriented and risk analysis. Requesting private partners to deliver government services places more responsibility and dedication on public officials. Therefore, for PPPs to be successful and sustainable, governments need to undertake thorough feasibility studies that address the issues of affordability, value for money and risk transfer in order to prevent any unnecessary failures which can have negative impact on the lives of the people.
Keywords: Citizens, Consumers, Governance, Good Governance, Leadership, Nationalisation, Privatisation, Public-Private Partnership, Public Procurement.
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