The inability of cities to provide and maintain adequate infrastructure affects the living and working environment of their populations, especially the urban poor.
|Title||Public-private partnership in urban infrastructure services|
|Year of Publication||1995|
|Authors||Lorentzen, J, Gidman, P, Blore, I, Schuttenbelt, P|
|Secondary Title||UMP working paper series|
|Pagination||xiii, 68 p.: 31 boxes, 1 tab.|
|Publisher||UNDP/UNCHS/World Bank-Urban Management Programme, c/o World Bank|
|Place Published||Washington, DC, USA|
|Keywords||administration, argentina buenos aires, bolivia, cab95/6, case studies, chile santiago, disposal, drainage, ethiopia, floods, government organizations, india, indonesia, institutional framework, korea republic, malaysia, mexico, non-governmental organizations, partnerships, philippines, policies, private sector, sewerage, solid wastes, sri lanka, uganda, urban areas, water supply, zimbabwe|
The inability of cities to provide and maintain adequate infrastructure affects the living and working environment of their populations, especially the urban poor. It has become increasingly necessary to involve the private sector, NGOs, and CBOs (Community Based Organizations) as a source of investment to help governments in developing economies to improve infrastructure services. This working paper, prepared by the Urban Management Programme, provides urban managers with an overview of issues and options in the development of public-private partnerships in the management of urban infrastructure services in developing countries. The paper provides a general background to the introduction of an approach which is geared towards providing quality services at the cheapest possible cost. It examines the context of public-private partnerships in relation to national policy, and discusses the various forms of partnership arrangements, from the traditional direct provision through to privatisation, competitive tendering and management buy-outs. It explores the use of public - private partnership arrangements by identifying the actions needed to prepare and implement such partnerships including planning a set of policies, developing programme objectives and timetable, and designing a management of change programme. Some of the many examples of how public - private partnerships have been used in developing countries are mentioned in annotation. The paper also selects seven infrastructure service sectors for which the most common partnership options are discussed. It is hoped that this paper will facilitate awareness - raising and provide an overview of issues and options in partnerships. A selected bibliography is included.
|Notes||Bibliography: p. 60-67|
|Custom 1||202.2, 302.2|