Critical Reflections on Public Private Partnerships

05 February 2021

LIDC is delighted to invite you to the launch of:

'Critical reflections on Public Private Partnerships'

Covid-19 has emphasised the need to look carefully at Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and the ways in which PPPs are being used as a response to many of the challenges resulting from the pandemic.

What are the challenges for PPPs? Should we be concerned about the role being assigned to PPPs in the post-COVID landscape in terms of ‘building back better’ agendas? What does this mean for inequalities?

Join the authors and Philip Alson, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, in a discussion of the ways in which PPPs have operated across different sectors and the implications of what we know from this history for assessing their use as a response to many of the challenges resulting from the pandemic

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  • Philip Alston, Director and Chair of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
  • Sonial Languille, Education Program at the Open Society Foundations
  • Rama BaruProfessor at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • María José Romero, Policy and Advocacy Manager, Eurodad
  • Jasmine Gideon, Reader in Gender, Health, and International Development in the Department of Geography, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Elaine Unterhalter, Professor of Education & International Development at UCL Institute of Education and Co-Director of CEID