Bijal Brahmbhatt (Mahila Housing SEWA Housing Trust) on Failure: Public-Private Partnerships

SELCO Foundation
Sep 12, 2018 · 3 min read
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What do failures look like in a public-private partnership? Is there an ideal way to deal with communities in such a set-up? Where does the responsibility of the government end in such a dynamic?

The Context

The Failure

The mafia network wielded considerable influence on this marginalised community, playing the role of money lenders and often evicting homes where debts were not repaid. Two families that were evicted by force stayed in touch with the NGO, passing on important information.

The Diagnosis

MHT was able to strengthen their ties with government, and a policy reform that allowed the participation of NGOs in rehabilitation was put into place. Ultimately, NGOs can only play a supporting role in such development projects and they are absolutely reliant on other checks and measures being in place.

Impact Failure

The aim of Impact Failure is to provide an in-depth and…

SELCO Foundation

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SELCO Foundation seeks to inspire and implement solutions that alleviate poverty by improving access to sustainable energy to underserved communities.

Impact Failure

The aim of Impact Failure is to provide an in-depth and open discussion about the role of failure in the development space. The goal is also to celebrate learnings that emerge from failures and the impact that can be created through the learnings.

SELCO Foundation

Written by

SELCO Foundation seeks to inspire and implement solutions that alleviate poverty by improving access to sustainable energy to underserved communities.

Impact Failure

The aim of Impact Failure is to provide an in-depth and open discussion about the role of failure in the development space. The goal is also to celebrate learnings that emerge from failures and the impact that can be created through the learnings.

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