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Sunday, 12th February 2012

Leading from Behind in Public-Private Partnerships?

Source: Center for Strategic and International Studies

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European countries have consistently been significant contributors of international official development assistance (ODA) ... In the current economic climate of austerity, however, governments are looking for new ways to fund international assistance while still maintaining a balanced budget. One such method that has been growing in popularity is the use of public-private partnerships (PPPs). These partnerships offer the best of both worlds—conserving government funds without cutting aid donations. This report studies the usage of public-private partnerships in international development among six European nations—the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Ireland, and Norway.

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Peggy Garvin, of Garvin Information Consulting, is the author of United States Government Internet Directory (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills, 2009 (TheCapitol.Net). In her 20 years in the information business, Peggy has managed electronic information products and services in a variety of environments, including commercial publishing, e-commerce, law firms, and the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Peggy's work has been recognized with the 2011 SLA Dow Jones Leadership Award. She has a Masters of Library Science degree from Syracuse University School of Information Studies.

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