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Piloting Public-Private Partnerships: Expensive Lessons from Ireland's Schools' Sector


  • Eoin Reeves
  • James Ryan


In 1999 the Irish government launched a programme of public-private partnerships (PPPs) for the purpose of achieving better value for money in public procurement. This article analyses the procurement of the contract for five secondary schools, which was the first Irish PPP to reach the stage of operation. It highlights a number of problems with the procurement process, which are likely to result in a failure to achieve value for money. By exploring these problems in detail, the authors provide lessons for countries adopting PPPs.
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  • Eoin Reeves & James Ryan, 2007. "Piloting Public-Private Partnerships: Expensive Lessons from Ireland's Schools' Sector," Public Money & Management, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, vol. 27(5), pages 331-338, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:pmomgt:v:27:y:2007:i:5:p:331-338

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    1. Ranjith Appuhami & Sujatha Perera & Hector Perera, 2011. "Management Controls in Public–Private Partnerships: An Analytical Framework," Australian Accounting Review, CPA Australia, vol. 21(1), pages 64-79, March.
    2. Carvalho, João & Cruz, Nuno & Cunha Marques, Rui, 2010. "Local governments opting for PPPs in the schools sector," MPRA Paper 22558, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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