Transnational Partnerships: Conditions for Successful Service Provision in Areas of Limited Statehood

Cover: Governance - Special Issue

Cover: Governance - Special Issue

Marianne Beisheim, Andrea Liese, Hannah Janetschek, Johanna Sarre – 2014

Transnational public–private partnerships (PPPs) are external governance actors in the field of development cooperation and vary in composition, potentially including nonprofit and for-profit organizations, state and public agencies, and intergovernmental organizations. This article analyzes the conditions under which PPPs have been successful in providing access to basic services (water, sanitation, and food) in areas of limited statehood in Bangladesh, India, and Kenya. We focus on 10 projects carried out by two PPPs that differ in two key respects: legitimacy and institutional design. We show that partnerships with high empirical legitimacy and an appropriate institutional design are best able to fulfill complex tasks in contexts of limited statehood. A participatory approach can promote legitimacy and thus success; projects that lack legitimacy are prone to failure. Additionally, a project's institutional design must address problems that commonly affect areas of limited statehood: It should provide access to resources for capacity development, ensure adequate monitoring, and be tailored to local needs.

Titel
Transnational Partnerships: Conditions for Successful Service Provision in Areas of Limited Statehood
Verlag
Wiley
Ort
Hoboken, NJ
Schlagwörter
Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), Nachhaltigkeit, Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Umwelt, Fragile Staatlichkeit, Gesundheit, Teilprojekt D1, Teilprojekt D8
Datum
2014
Kennung
ISSN 1468-0491
Erschienen in
Krasner, Stephen/Risse, Thomas (eds.): External Actors, State-Building and Service Provision in Areas of Limited Statehood, Special Issue of Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions, 27 (4), 655-673.
Sprache
eng
Art
Text