Do you know how to ensure government’s commitment in a partnership?
This might help you find out
- Have you taken into account policies, laws and regulations relevant for your PPP?
- Have you made sure you are aware of the institutional structures you should work with (such as a PPP unit)?
- Overall, have you made sure you aligned your goals with government as much as possible?
- Are you still coping with challenges such as lack of interest and commitment?
- Are you looking for ways to get government on board?
- Are you willing to make in-kind contributions for this purpose?
- Can you redesign the partnership to reflect government motivations and benefits?
- Are you motivated to achieve more mutuality vis-à-vis the government partner in your PPP?
Why is this important?
To cope with challenges such as lack of interest, skills, knowledge and expertise, this section of the tool focuses on getting government on board, by not only aligning goals but also by integrating government motivations – other than extra financial resources.
The next section makes you reflect on government motivations . The question is whether the partnership can deliver on these motivations. Does what the partnership offer match with the benefits that governments see in the partnership, such as strengthened capacity, policy design and implementation or service provision, or even a strengthened political mandate for the government? A partnership can get to know what makes government tick. If there is a match, the partnership can be (re)designed to integrate these motivations and benefits of government. In some cases, additional in-kind resources will have to be made available in order to promote this mutual benefit, and eventually mutuality between the partners in the partnership.
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