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Can Everyone Be Included? Analysing the public-private partnership between the Ukrainian government and the consultancy company “SKL-International” in development assistance

Khrenova, Lyudmyla LU (2016) SIMV07 20161
Department of Political Science
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Graduate School
Abstract
The aims of this study are two-fold. Firstly, the purpose is to discuss consultancy companies as actors in private-public partnerships (PPPs) in development assistance. Secondly, the study aims to explore the actions of consultancy companies in partnership with country-beneficiaries. The theoretical base of this study is grounded in debates about PPPs in development and theoretical accounts of postdevelopment. In order to explore the inclusiveness of PPPs in a real life this study uses a case study of the partnership between the Swedish consultancy company ‘‘SKL-International (SKL-I)’’ and the government of Ukraine within the frame development project “Support the decentralisation in Ukraine”. The empirical material of this research is... (More)
The aims of this study are two-fold. Firstly, the purpose is to discuss consultancy companies as actors in private-public partnerships (PPPs) in development assistance. Secondly, the study aims to explore the actions of consultancy companies in partnership with country-beneficiaries. The theoretical base of this study is grounded in debates about PPPs in development and theoretical accounts of postdevelopment. In order to explore the inclusiveness of PPPs in a real life this study uses a case study of the partnership between the Swedish consultancy company ‘‘SKL-International (SKL-I)’’ and the government of Ukraine within the frame development project “Support the decentralisation in Ukraine”. The empirical material of this research is composed of two components: semi-structured interviews with representatives of SKL-I and the Ukrainian government and the partnership agreement between the parties involved. The data was analysed using critical discourse analysis. The data analysis demonstrated that the presence and actions of the consultancy company may limit the opportunities for Ukraine to fully participate in the assistance delivery, thus challenging the inclusiveness PPPs often attribute themselves with. (Less)
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Khrenova, Lyudmyla LU
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SIMV07 20161
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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development assistance, public-private partnership, consultancy companies, postdevelopment, critical discourse analysis, Ukraine.
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English
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8891606
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  abstract     = {The aims of this study are two-fold. Firstly, the purpose is to discuss consultancy companies as actors in private-public partnerships (PPPs) in development assistance. Secondly, the study aims to explore the actions of consultancy companies in partnership with country-beneficiaries. The theoretical base of this study is grounded in debates about PPPs in development and theoretical accounts of postdevelopment. In order to explore the inclusiveness of PPPs in a real life this study uses a case study of the partnership between the Swedish consultancy company ‘‘SKL-International (SKL-I)’’ and the government of Ukraine within the frame development project “Support the decentralisation in Ukraine”. The empirical material of this research is composed of two components: semi-structured interviews with representatives of SKL-I and the Ukrainian government and the partnership agreement between the parties involved. The data was analysed using critical discourse analysis. The data analysis demonstrated that the presence and actions of the consultancy company may limit the opportunities for Ukraine to fully participate in the assistance delivery, thus challenging the inclusiveness PPPs often attribute themselves with.},
  author       = {Khrenova, Lyudmyla},
  keyword      = {development assistance,public-private partnership,consultancy companies,postdevelopment,critical discourse analysis,Ukraine.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Can Everyone Be Included? Analysing the public-private partnership between the Ukrainian government and the consultancy company “SKL-International” in development assistance},
  year         = {2016},
}