Effectiveness and efficiency of a public-private partnership arrangement: A case study of perceptions on the Ward Contractor System in the City of Windhoek, Namibia.
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Public private partnerships (PPP) have become an important instrument in sub-national government’s development assistance. PPP also adds a new variant to cooperation between governments and the economy of their countries. It concerns the establishment of purposeful joint business ventures at programme level, which aims at providing a more efficient and effective service delivery. Furthermore, the aim of PPP arrangements is to ensure that the approach being use is pro poor. In this regard the City of Windhoek has embarked on such a PPP arrangement to enhance the living conditions of the residents within the city, create an entrepreneurial spirit amongst small scale independent providers and to ensure that the most vulnerable groups within the Namibian society, women, benefit from this arrangement. The purpose of this project is to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of the ward contractor project based on the perceptions of the various stakeholders involved in the project. The ultimate aim is to investigate the link between the theory and the practice and that this specific project lives up to its goals and objectives. This project will generate knowledge that will be of benefit to decision makers, practionaries and scholars interested in PPP within the Namibian, regional and international context. The knowledge gain with this project will be disseminated at local, regional and international forums to enhance the subject field and practice of public-private partnership and entrepreneur ship.
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