Inclusiveness in Public-Private Partnerships: NGO Views and Strategies
Partnerships have become a widely used policy mechanism in the sphere of international development cooperation. In the Netherlands, public-private partnerships are actively stimulated for agricultural development and food security and in the domain of water management and sanitation as well. In most partnerships financed by the Dutch Directorate-General for International trade and development cooperation (DGIS) the responsibility for attaining inclusiveness objectives is delegated to non-governmental organisations (NGO). Three researchers of PAP (Otto Hospes, Art Dewulf and Marijn Faling) have been asked by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) to conduct a study addressing the following questions: How do NGOs define and safeguard inclusiveness in public-private partnerships? How and to whom do NGOs account for inclusiveness? What opportunities and threats do Netherlands-based NGOs identify for securing inclusiveness in response to new demands and changes in development cooperation funding?
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