Development Centre Studies

OECD Development Centre

1990-0295 (online)
1563-4302 (print)
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This series of monographs from the OECD Development Centre covers development issues generally and in some cases issues in specific countries. It  includes Angus Maddison’s books containing long-term historical estimates of GDP for various areas of the world.

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Public-Private Dialogue in Developing Countries

Public-Private Dialogue in Developing Countries

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20 Sep 2007
9789264028845 (PDF) ;9789264028838(print)

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Putting aside the euphoria of supporters of public-private dialogue (PPD) and the doom prophecies of its detractors, this analysis identifies the advantages that it can bring, while cautioning against the very real dangers it can present to fragile states and relatively recent democracies. The type of state involved, the level of organisation within the national private sector and the kind of support offered by donors all have an influence on the potential and real success of PPD.

"Nicolas Pinaud does a masterful job of surveying the state of our knowledge -- both in theory and practice around the world -- and offers a thorough and balanced review of the potential benefits as well as risks of closer relations between business and government."

 -Ben Ross Schneider, Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University. 

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Public-Private Dialogue in Developing Countries: Working for Better Governance
Chapter 2. The Test of Reality for Public-Private Dialogue: A Complex Tool
Chapter 3. Is Encouraging Public-Private Dialogue in Sub-Saharan Africa a False Solution?
Chapter 4. Conclusion

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