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dc.contributor.authorReeves, Eoin
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-10T13:46:36Z
dc.date.available2011-08-10T13:46:36Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationReeves, Eoin. 'The only game in town: Public Private Partnerships in the Irish water services sector'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 42, No. 1, Spring, 2011, pp95-111, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
dc.identifier.issn0012-9984
dc.identifier.otherJEL H54
dc.identifier.otherJEL H57
dc.identifier.otherJEL L95
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/58482
dc.descriptionPolicy paper
dc.description.abstractPublic 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
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEconomic & Social Studies
dc.relation.ispartofVol.XX, No. XX, Issue, Year
dc.sourceEconomic & Social Reviewen
dc.subjectPublic private partnershipsen
dc.subjectProcurementen
dc.subjectWater servicesen
dc.titleThe only game in town: Public Private Partnerships in the Irish water services sector
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.publisher.placeDublinen


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