Public-Private Partnerships With Emphasis on the Role of Faith-Based Response Agencies
Based on that assessment, emergency managers can build partnerships with these groups, provide training and technical assistance to strengthen their skills, connect them with existing partners, and then integrate them into emergency management plans and exercises.
Building and maintaining partnerships is one of the primary strategies FEMA identifies for implementing the Whole Community Framework. Partnerships that include the public and private sectors have the potential to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of efforts undertaken by individual firms and public agencies. Working together, partners can advance new efforts that build on the unique knowledge and capabilities present among actors from the public and private sectors.
In conclusion PPPs provides more benefits in comparison with traditional methods. Because it ensures effective project delivery speed at low cost, as well as benefits public service users by utilizing the state assets more effectively. In addition, through regulatory scheme, PPPs have accountability of giving high quality services to the public, in a more innovative and diversified manner. Also, the PPP models have enabled acquisition of a reduced life-cycle costs, additional revenue, more effective risk allocation as well as faster facilities implementation (Yescombe 2007, p. 72).
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