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Major new report warns against the promotion of PPPs in development finance as heads of state gather for UN summit in Addis Ababa

Research finds that public private partnerships are expensive, risky and lack transparency A new report examining public private partnerships (PPPs) as a way to finance development projects finds that they are risky and expensive and urges governments and financial institutions to stop hiding their true costs. PPPs are agreements through which private financiers essentially replace governments as providers and funders of traditional public services like schools, hospitals and roads. What lies ...
By Jeroen Kwakkenbos The latest figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on donor official development assistance (ODA) have been released. For the most part, the Development Assistance Committee figures do not make ...