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Palgrave Macmillan

Transnational Partnerships

Effectively Providing for Sustainable Development?

ISBN 9781137359520
Publication Date February 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Governance and Limited Statehood

Transnational public-private partnerships (PPPs) are a relatively new form of governance. Why are some of them highly effective, while others are not? The contributors provide an in-depth account, analysis, and comparison of 21 transnational PPPs in the area of sustainable development governance, where PPPs have been hailed by some as a solution to development problems but criticized by others. Moreover, 45 PPP projects undertaken by four service-providing partnerships in so-called 'areas of limited statehood' in South Asia (Bangladesh and India) and East Africa (Kenya and Uganda) are studied. The central aim of this volume is to identify the conditions under which these transnational PPPs are effective, that is, successful in providing collective goods (from clean water to child immunization) in areas of limited statehood. The book investigates the influence of several features of a PPP's institutional design as well as the impact of limited statehood on the effectiveness of a PPP.

Marianne Beisheim is a senior researcher in the Global Issues Division at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Germany.
 
Andrea Liese is Professor for International Organizations and Public Policy at the University of Potsdam, Germany.

PART I: INTRODUCTION AND ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK
1. Introduction: Transnational Partnerships for Sustainable Development; Marianne Beisheim, Andrea Liese, and Jasmin Lorch
2. Research Design: Measuring and Explaining the Effectiveness of PPPs; Andrea Liese and Marianne Beisheim
PART II: CASE STUDIES: EFFECTIVENESS AND INTERNAL DYNAMICS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF TRANSNATIONAL PPPS
3. Partnerships for Health – Special Focus: Service Provision; Marco Schäferhoff
4. Partnerships for Decent Work and Food – Special Focus: Standard Setting; Chistopher Kaan
5. Partnerships for Water and Energy – Special Focus: Knowledge Transfer; Sabine Campe
6. Who Governs Partnerships? On the Role of Boards, Donors, Partners, and Other Stakeholders; Marianne Beisheim, Andrea Liese, and Christian Vosseler
PART III: CASE STUDIES: LOCAL-LEVEL PROJECTS OF SERVICE PARTNERSHIPS IN EAST AFRICA AND SOUTH ASIA
7. Can PPPs make it anywhere? How limited statehood and other area factors influence PPP effectiveness; Andrea Liese, Hannah Janetschek, and Johanna Sarre
8. What's the 'Best Fit'? Partnership Project Design and its Influence on Effectiveness; Marianne Beisheim, Hannah Janetschek, and Johanna Sarre
PART IV: CONCLUSION
9. Summing Up: Key Findings and Avenues for Future Research; Marianne Beisheim and Andrea Liese

Marianne Beisheim, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Germany
Sabine Campe, SEEK Development, Germany
Hannah Janetschek, Freie University Berlin, Germany
Christopher Kaan, Endeva, Germany
Andrea Liese University of Potsdam, Germany
Jasmin Lorch, Freie University Berlin, Germany
Charlotte Ndakorerwa, Freie University Berlin, Germany
Johanna Sarre, Bayreuth University, Germany
Marco Schäferhoff, SEEK Development, Germany
Christian Vosseler, KfW Development Bank, Germany

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