Public-Private Partnership in Health Service Delivery: Lessons from Bangladesh

Osman, Ferdous Arfina

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Given the limited resources and inefficiencies of both the public and private sectors, partnership can be a straightforward solution to address the growing public health problems in Bangladesh. Partnership is required to exploit the strengths of all the sectors towards fulfilling the health needs of the people, which is always challenging. There exist varieties of models of public-private partnerships in health service delivery in Bangladesh. Some of them have produced highly encouraging results and some are challenging. The present study puts forward some lessons from the successful models and the challenging ones. To do so, it analyses the factors contributing to the successes and failures of two selected models of partnership. Findings show that amongst others, firm commitment of all the partners, availability of resources, and clear identification of roles and responsibilities mainly contributed to the success of partnership. On the other hand, the model that couldn't produce the desired results, mainly suffered from the lack of firm commitment of government, poor monitoring and supervision and selection of inappropriate partners.

Document type: Conference Item
Date: 2008
Version: Primary publication
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2008 15:08
Faculties / Institutes: Universitäten / Institute > University of Dhaka / Department of Public Administration
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Keywords: Bangladesch, Gesundheitswesen
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bangladesch , Partnerschaft , Erfolg , NGO , Ernährung , Immunisierung, Bangladesh , Partnership , Success , NGO , Nutrition , Immunisation
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: Bangladesh
Additional Information: Vortrag, gehalten auf der 20th ECMSAS, Panel 7: The Political Economy of Bangladesh