Public-private partnerships for infrastructure development: Finance, stakeholder alignment, governance

For various and well-documented reasons, public-private partnerships (PPPs) are popular governance models for delivering transport infrastructure projects and services. The last decades, we have seen a proliferation of scholarly research into PPPs. We know from this literature that there is a huge variegation of definitions and manifestations of PPPs and experiences with PPPs, and that the performance of PPPs has over the years remained mixed and contested. To learn how the performance of PPPs can be improved, the comparison of different PPP models and experiences from different countries is an important way forward. Comprehensive efforts to that aim are much needed. The edited volume Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Development: Finance, Stakeholder Alignment, Governance, edited by R.E. Levitt et al. (2019), offers various valuable contributions to that agenda. In this book review, I have discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the book.

Publication | Verweij, S. (2020). Public-private partnerships for infrastructure development: Finance, stakeholder alignment, governance. Public Works Management & Policy, 25 (3), 333-336.