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Author Steets, Julia.

Title Accountability in public policy partnerships [electronic resource] / Julia Steets.

Published Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

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Physical description 280 p. : 9 b&w, ill., 15 6.
Notes Electronic book text.
Epublication based on: 9780230238978, 2010.
Contents Introduction The Concepts of Partnerships and Accountability Why Organizations ought to be Accountable Partnerships in Practice Concrete Partnership Accountability Standards Conclusion.
File type Document
Summary Governments and international organizations increasingly use public-private partnerships to deliver essential public goods. This book presents a new model of accountability which ensures that these partnerships don't erode public accountability. It defines concrete accountability standards for different types of partnerships. Public-private partnerships have become an important tool for delivering essential public goods, but critics fear that they erode public accountability. Making partnerships more accountable requires a clear understanding of what accountability means for partnerships and which mechanisms can be used to strengthen it. Accountability in Public Policy Partnerships develops a new model of accountability based on principal-agent theory. This model provides a firm normative foundation for accountability demands. At the same time, it shows which accountability standards apply to which kinds of partnerships. Norm-setting partnerships, for example, require strong mechanisms for participation, whereas implementation partnerships must focus on performance evaluation, competitive bidding and beneficiary feedback processes. The accountability model and standards developed in this book provide a guide for partnership practitioners who are developing the governance structures of their partnerships; they serve as benchmarks for evaluating partnerships; and they provide new inputs for the ongoing accountability debates in the public, the corporate and the civil society sectors. This ebook is participating in an experiment and is available Open Access under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) licence. Users are free to disseminate and reuse the ebook. The licence does not however permit commercial exploitation or the creation of derivative works without specific permission. To view a copy of this license visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0. For more information about the experiment visit our FAQs.
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History notes JULIA STEETS is Associate Director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), an independent non-profit think-tank in Berlin, Germany. Her research and consulting work focuses on international development, humanitarian assistance, accountability, public-private partnerships and monitoring and evaluation. Julia has taught at the universities of Bonn, Greifswald and Berlin and her recent publications include Humanitarian Assistance. Improving U.S.-European Cooperation (2009), Partnerships for Sustainable Development: On the Road to Implementation (2006), and Palastina (2001 and 2004).
Subject Public administration.
Public ownership / nationalization.
Politics and Government.
Public administration.
Public ownership / nationalization.
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