PPP Development Stage – Establishing Partnership Processes
10.1 What are the objectives of establishing partnership processes?
Processes help to achieve the goals of a partnership via guiding
the partners through prescribed procedures. They establish
the ground rules that the public-private partnership will follow
to ensure that the objectives and guiding principles are met.
Good processes produce a satisfactory outcome for consumers
without unnecessary costs or delays. On top, they also allow
flexibility to respond to unforeseen events, without losing
track of the original objectives of the PPP. In addition, good
processes should assure stakeholders that the partnership arrangement
is fair and transparent, reducing the risk of legal or political
disruptions later on.
Each PPP actor brings processes to the table that he/she/it
uses in every day life. Thus, each partner has to go through
the processes used by each of the other players, which
he/she/it has often not encountered previously. These existing,
already formal processes make partnership building easier. At the
same time, new tailored, mutual processes might evolve during