Title

Breaking the path in national development? The politics of public–private partnerships in Ghana

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Journal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiation

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Abstract

Public–private partnerships (PPPs), it is argued, generate greater value for money than traditional procurement methods. Governments overwhelmed by budget deficits and public debts see them as a way to overcome the challenges of providing critical public infrastructure. However, many PPP projects are not on cost and on time, igniting criticisms and debate as to their merits. The Ghanaian Government has developed a PPP policy framework with the view of engaging the private sector to build needed infrastructure. Incorporating insights from path dependency, we are interested in finding out if, compared to traditional procurement, the policy represents a new path for national development.

ISSN

2055-5636

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Volume

2

First Page

326

Last Page

346

Disciplines

Business

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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