In the Public Interest equips citizens, public officials, advocacy groups, and researchers with information, ideas, and resources on best practices in government contracting and other types of public-private agreements.
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|10 questions to ask before any privatization deal|
Ten questions to ask before any privatization decision is made.
|Understanding and Evaluating Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships (P3s)|
A guide to help advocates, policymakers, and other stakeholders better understand and analyze public-private partnership (P3) infrastructure proposals, contracts, and related legislation.
|Understanding and Evaluating the Use of Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) for Public Buildings|
A guide to help advocates, policymakers, and other stakeholders better understand and analyze public building (schools, etc.) public-private partnership (P3) proposals, contracts, and related legislation.
|A Guide to Understanding and Evaluating Contracts for Public Services
This guide discusses common issues that frequently arise in government contracts for different public services.
|Understanding and Evaluating Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships in the Water Sector|
A guide to help advocates, policymakers, and other stakeholders better understand and analyze water infrastructure project proposals, contracts, and related legislation.
|The Public School Accountability Agenda|
An 11-point program to ensure that charter schools, which are publicly funded but privately operated, are fulfilling their role in public education as lawmakers intended.
|A Guide to Evaluating Pay for Success and Social Impact Bonds|
A guide helping communities and policymakers identify critical issues surrounding Pay for Success (PFS) contracts and Social Impact Bonds, particularly their impact on vulnerable individuals and the public.
|Guide: Is Your Waste Contract Putting Your Municipality At Risk? Best Practices in Municipal Waste Contracting|
A guide providing best practices for municipalities aiming to protect their interests when contracting with private companies that provide waste management services.
|Making the Grade: Questions to Ask About School Services Privatization|
A guide providing examples of important questions that decision makers should consider when faced with a proposed school services privatization effort.
|Essential Public Interest Protections for Prison Privatization Contracts|
A list of protections to be considered when negotiating and designing contracts with private prison companies, include best practices that states can implement to better monitor and enforce these contract provisions.
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