PPP Development Stage – Defining Ojectives
6.4 What are the key issues concerning the poor?
Don’t miss out the social objectives
Most importantly, this framework includes for the specific
social or livelihood objectives of poor households and
individuals, for example: better access to affordable services,
less time spent collecting water, fewer water-borne and faecal-borne
diseases and access to and security of employment.
Ensure the team has a social bias
In particular, the objectives must spell out what is intended
for the poor. To achieve this, it is important that specialists
with an interest in the poor or advocates (such as NGO
representatives) are in the team actively working on the objectives
The Partnering Process
The process of defining objectives may be carried out with a cross
section of stakeholders in meetings, workshops and small focus
group discussions. It may also mean consulting a range of municipal
stakeholders, as each will have different concerns. Ensuring their
interests are represented at the objective stage will aid discussions
at a later date.
It is likely that this process will be driven by the individual
champion of change. Preparatory discussions will probably culminate
in a larger community forum or council meeting where the problems
will be outlined in detail and the objectives of various groups
then reconciled into a coherent set. It is important to keep the
task within the general capacity of the municipality.