Public-Private partnerships and sustainable development in the European Union: Another reason to foster the promotion of PPPs as viable alternatives in the delivery of public services and infrastructure

Annalisa Aschieri

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisExternal prepared

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    This thesis discusses the ability of Public-Private Partnerships (hereinafter PPPs) to generate socio-environmental benefits .In the ongoing process of boosting growth within the European Union, it is crucial to acknowledge that PPPs could be used as effective public delivery means of both economic and socio-environmental gains. This study recognises PPPs as key elements, not only for the functioning of the Internal Market, but also for the promotion of sustainable development goals. Overall, this thesis argues that PPPs can be considered as viable alternatives in the delivery of sustainable public services and/or infrastructure. Especially in the light of the current European contingencies, the ability of PPPs to generate also socio-environmental benefits represents another important reason why PPPs should be broadly exploited throughout the European Union.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • Maastricht University
    • Schneider, Hildegard, Supervisor
    • Caranta, R., Supervisor, External person
    • Schoenmaekers, Sarah, Co-Supervisor
    Award date7 Feb 2018
    Place of PublicationMaastricht
    Print ISBNs9789461598011
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


    • public-private partnerships
    • sustainable development
    • public procurement
    • social and environmental benefits
    • European Union

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