Public-Private Partnerships: Public Costs, Private Gain

This short video reveals how the failure of privatization globally in the past decades, as manifested in massive layoffs of workers, higher cost of public services, and loss of public accountability, has led the advocates of neoliberal structural reforms, specifically International Financial Institutions (IFIs), to repackage the same model in a more palatable name (i.e. PPP). Moreover, it tries to unmask the lopsided relationship governments have with the private sector in a PPP set-up and describes how the public, especially the poor, is further economically dislocated and marginalized with governments engaging in PPP.

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