Sustainable Public-Private Partnerships: New Opportunities and Challenges of Public Governance in Asia
Inducing Social Innovations through Public-Nonprofit Partnership
May 25, 2013
|Host: Douglas J. Besharov
|3:20 - 4:30 pm||
Public Private Collaboration in Education and Health
-Summary-Professor Fiszbein showed us the perspective of World Bank about public private collaboration in education and health areas. As a matter of fact, there is a growing interest in PPP in the education and health sectors in recent years. The professor demonstrated the statistics, which clearly show the trend that a significant share of education and health services in developing countries are more and more delivered by private providers. Additionally, such a trend is promoted further by an increasing demand in social welfares.
The collaboration between public and private sectors, which is a “mega-trend” in both developed and developing countries, is playing an increasingly significant role in the provision of public services.
The Brief Introduction of Non-Profit Incubator (NPI)
Presenter: Ding Li, Vice President of Non-Profit Incubator Headquarters
-Summary-Starting with the background of NPO/NGO operational environment in China, the presentation provides us with scholars' categorizing of Chinese NPOs/NGOs. Despite that it is still the government organized NGO (GONGOs) predominates, grass-root NGOs are experiencing a growth in recent years, among which social enterprises and community services organization are growing at the fastest speed in 1st tier cities within these 5 years. This has already attracted the attention from the government, along with which is the financial support. The mission of NPI, is to advance social innovation and cultivate social entrepreneurs in China, and the vision is that "All Chinese social entrepreneurs can flourishing in an empowering environment with the systemic supports of favoring policy, full services and general public engagement." NPI, established in 2006, with an annual budget of 24 million RMB and 150 full-time staffs, has developed a cluster of several intermediary agencies to support grassroots NPOs/NGOs as well as social enterprises, mobilizing 200 million RMB and managing 60,000 m2 of facilities. Currently, NPI is operating in more than 10 cities all over China, and has launched various projects, community service platform, capacity building, corporate social responsibility consulting etc. included. According to the life cycle of NPOs/NGOs, responding to their various needs under different development stages, NPI provides systematic supports, which has won them the honors of "National Outstanding Social Organization" by Ministry of Civil Affairs of PRC in 2010, and 5A grade NPO by Shanghai Administration Bureau of NPOs in 2009.
PPP in Environmental Services: Opportunities and Challenges for Co-Management in the Waste Sector
Presenter: Jose Antonio Puppim, De Oliveira Assistant Director and Senior Research Fellow, United Nations University; Editor-in-chief, Public Administration and Development
-Summary-Governments and state organizations are important, but need coordination within other governments/sectors and other sectors of the society. Win-win (eco-eco) situations exist, but there are still several institutional obstacles, including:
The Third Sector and social innovation: opportunties and constraints
Presenter: Stephen P. Osborne, Chair of International Public Management; Deputy Dean, University of Edinburgh Business School
From Service Procurement to Collaborative Governance: Forging Sustainable Public-Nonprofit Partnership
Presenter: Jing Yijia, Professor, Associate Dean, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University
Steven Kelman Weatherhead Professor of Public Management Harvard University