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The only game in town: public private partnerships in the Irish water services sector

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dc.contributor.author Reeves, Eoin
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-25T14:00:19Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-25T14:00:19Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2411
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description This paper was obtained through PEER (Publishing and the Ecology of European Research) http://www.peerproject.eu
dc.description.abstract Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) transfer significant responsibility for infrastructure and public service delivery to the private sector. This raises questions in relation to accountability in the context of PPP. An important accountability mechanism is the Value for Money (VFM) assessment which procuring authorities in Ireland must conduct prior to adoption of PPP. This paper examines the application of VFM appraisal procedures in the case of the water services sector. As the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, considers PPP as the preferred model of procurement, VFM assessments fail to deliver an acceptable level of accountability. The result is a mono-culture of PPP procurement in the water services sector. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Economic and Social Research Institute en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Economic and Social Review;
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;42(1), Spring, pp. 95-111
dc.relation.uri http://www.esr.ie
dc.subject public private partnerships en_US
dc.subject water services en_US
dc.subject procurement en_US
dc.title The only game in town: public private partnerships in the Irish water services sector en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2890135


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