PSIRU researches the privatisation and restructuring of public services around the world, with special focus on water, energy, waste management, and healthcare. It produces reports and maintains an extensive database on the multinational companies involved and on the financial crisis’ impacts on public services and PPP.
The first paper examines the impact of the economic crisis on public services, including government reponses and implications for companies operating in public services. Download Economic crisis and public services – note 1 December 2008
The second paper focusses on credit squeeze and recession, which are combining to make PPPs almost impossible to finance, anywhere in the world. Traditional government borrowing and procurement can still be used to implement infrastructure programmes. Download Crisis note 2: A crisis for PPPs? January 2009
This core database is financed by Public Services International (PSI), the global confederation of public service trade unions.