Op-Ed: CIDA should work with the private sector
As the Canadian government becomes increasingly business minded and business friendly, the public has responded by questioning the role and motive of a private sector that might prioritize money over people. As a result, public-private partnerships, especially in sectors like international development, have been called into question. But is working with the private sector when it comes to development really that terrible? Empirical evidence shows that if done right, the answer is no.
“If done right.” Personally, I’m not a fan of PPPs because I think that, generally, the private sector brings the money while the public sector carries the risk – then again, I always like to be proven wrong.
Nevertheless, an interesting Op-Ed.