Barriers for public‐private partnerships in Denmark? Launch of PPP report by the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority
Launch: PPP report by the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority
Barriers for public‐private partnerships in Denmark?
On December 9, 2013, the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority will launch a new report about barriers inhibiting the development of public‐private partnerships in Denmark. The launch and presentation will take place in collaboration with the CBS Public‐Private Platform.
The report sheds light on the problems experienced by Danish municipalities and regions when they undertake a PPP. The number of PPP projects has increased over the last few years, but the model is still not widely applied in Denmark. The advantages and challenges of PPP have been debated for many years. But there has not yet been a thorough analysis of why Danish municipalities and regions do not engage in PPP more vigorously. In their report, the Danish Competition and Consumer authority wishes to draw a picture of what actually prevents actors from undertaking PPP projects. This knowledge, they argue, can contribute to breaking down barriers and make the debate about PPP in Denmark more concrete and operational.
At the seminar PPP Expert at OECD Ian Hawkesworth will give a presentation on the latest experiences on PPP from a OECD perspective.
Ian Hawkesworth, a Danish national, leads budget reviews and related studies and is responsible for the budget practices and procedures database . He also organises the OECD annual meeting on public-private partnerships. Ian previously worked as head of section and advisor at the Ministry of Finance in Denmark, among other things co-ordinating the implementation of accrual budgeting, modernisation of government, and budget examinations. Ian holds an MSc. in comparative politics from the London School of Economics, and an MSc. in political science and economics from the University of Copenhagen. He was associate professor for a number of years at the latter university.