National Conference has been called in apparent attempt to revive the fortunes of Public Private Partnerships
Despite recent setbacks to the Public Private Partnership concept - including our Controller General's report on PPP pilot projects - it would appear the state/private sector alliance whichhas been pushing our government to fully embrace PPPs is far from giving up.
Flying in the face of the mounting evidence that PPPs are bad value for taxpayers' money and constitute a form of hand-out to private finance - a conference has been called in Dublin with the apparent aim of reviving PPPs waning appeal.
This November 30th, The Institute of Public Administration together with the CIPFA will hold an exclusive ( ca Euro400 per ticket) conference with the slightly despairing title “Making Public Private Partnerships Work”
It is my view that civil society goups need to keep a close eye on what is said there, and try to bring the views of the assembled consultants and civil servants to public attention.
The gig is taking place in Croke Park, Dublin
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