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Why Public Private Partnerships don’t work

Publication: Why Public-Private Partnerships don’t work

1 Feb 2015

The new report Why Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs) don’t work: The many advantages of the public alternative contains a combination of 30 years of research by David Hall, former Director of Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) University of Greenwich, UK.

Why Public-Private Partnerships don’t work

17 March 2015
Drinking from tap

Public Services International (PSI) has just released the new report “Why Public-Private Partnerships don’t work: The many advantages of the public alternative”.

Privatising Power: UK aid funds energy privatisation in Nigeria

17 Mar 2015

This new research, released on 17 March, by campaign group Global Justice Now shows that since 2002, £140 million of UK aid money has been spent by the Department for International Development (DfID) on projects to support the privatisation of Nigeria’s energy system, with disastrous consequences for people in Nigeria.

UK aid funds energy privatisation in Nigeria

17 March 2015

New research released today by campaign group Global Justice Now shows that since 2002, £140 million of UK aid money has been spent by the Department for International Development (DfID) on projects to support the privatisation of Nigeria’s energy system, with disastrous consequences for people in Nigeria.

English - Why PPPs don't work (with subtitles)

Video: Why Public-Private Partnerships don’t work

16 March 2015

English - Why PPPs don't work (with subtitles)

This Is What Energy Democracy Looks Like

This is what energy democracy looks like

10 March 2015

This Is What Energy Democracy Looks Like

Water and Power: Are public services still public?

Video: Water and power: are public services still public?

10 February 2015

Water and Power: Are public services still public?

Ver.di negotiates pay rise and job security agreement for RWE workers

23 January 2015
ver.di logo

PSI affiliate in Germany ver.di has negotiated a successful new deal with energy company RWE, covering its 25,000 employees.

Windmills - Photo: Pablo LordFerguson (Creative Commons: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)

COP20: The public option in green policies

9 Dec 2014

As the UN Climate Change Summit, COP20, in Lima, Peru, draws to an end, PSI highlights the special role of local and national government structures in developing, implementing and monitoring green policies.

Following the strategic discussion on advancing social ownership of energy organised by the Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED), PSI General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli, and participants joined in the People's Climate March where over 400,000 people demonstrated in the streets of New York.

Photos: People's Climate March 2014

23 September 2014

Following the strategic discussion on advancing social ownership of energy organised by the Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED), PSI General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli, and participants joined in the People's Climate March where over 400,000 people demonstrated in the streets of New York.