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    Financing development through PPPs: what does this mean for inequalities

    Gideon, Jasmine (2023) Financing development through PPPs: what does this mean for inequalities. In: Tribe, M. and Kararach, G. (eds.) The Political Economy of Global Manufacturing, Business and Finance. International Political Economy. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 243-265. ISBN 9783031258312.

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    Public–Private Partnerships (PPPs) are promoted by international development donors as a means of financing the Sustainable Development Goals. In the health sector, PPPs have been used for a range of purposes including financing the building of new healthcare infrastructure and the delivery of healthcare services. Yet despite the growth of health PPPs across the Global South, little attention has been given to their ability to address health inequalities. Critics argue that given their commercial imperative, health PPPs can potentially undermine the right to health and entrench existing inequalities. The chapter reflects on the potential challenges and opportunities offered by health PPPs in Latin America, before focusing on the case of Peru and asks how far PPPs can address the major challenges faced by a health system characterised by fragmentation and inequalities.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Health, Health and poverty, Inequality, Gender, Economic development, Developing country, Development policy
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Jasmine Gideon
    Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2023 10:40
    Last Modified: 20 Sep 2023 15:25


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