This report examines the challenges to the efficient, equitable and accountable delivery of public services through public private partnerships. Taking ippr's Commission on Public Private Partnerships as its starting point, it examines recent Government progress and suggests further improvements.
Issues addressed include:
- value for money: how the Private Finanace Initiative has performed and how that performance can be improved
- work force issues in PPPs: assessing the extent of the 'two-tier workforce' and the options for ending it
- accountability: how to make PPPs more open and responsive to their users.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.