David McDonald, Professor of Global Development Studies at Queen's University, Canada, and Co-Director of the Municipal Services Project, will be at the Harvard Kennedy School to talk about the recent book Alternatives to Privatization: Public Options for Essential Services in the Global South.
About the talk: Those who oppose privatization are often confronted with the objection that they present no alternative. And yet there are many cases of successful public services in Asia, Africa and Latin America. This talk looks at theoretical concepts of what does (and does not) constitute an 'alternative to privatization', and what might make them ‘successful’, backed up by a comprehensive set of empirical data on public services initiatives in over 40 countries.
Fainsod Room (Littauer, 3rd floor), Harvard Kennedy School