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Comparative Analysis of Private-Public Partnership in the Management of Military-Industry Activities

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System Analysis and Studies

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Defence Budget, Legal Framework, PrivatePublic Partnership PPP


The world is changing rapidly, events usually referred as exceptional are now considered to be normal (regional instability, terrorism, mass migrations), introducing new vulnerabilities that are mostly related to political-security issue. In order to better address these new global threats there is a common understanding that there is an increasing need of sharing of information, risks and competences among NATO countries. Moreover, Defence budgets are experiencing significant reductions and it is always more necessary to find ways to optimize and maximize resources. Following the NATOs concept of Smart Defence that encourages Allies to increase cooperation, it is expected that in the future there will be a robust increase of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). Will, one day, NATO Nations converge to common procedures in establishing Public Private Partnerships? This could be one of the ambitious outcomes of SAS - 112 RTG.


The main goals of present WG is to: -Explore PPP constraints, responses, and capability impacts: -Describe the nature of PPP constraints that member countries have endured; -Describe how member country’s Defense Ministries responded to PPP constraints, to include specific strategies and/or methodologies implemented; -Identify the potential impacts the PPP constraints may have had on capabilities. -Examine the results of the responses to the PPP constraints: - Identify any resource strategies or processes implemented which minimized PPP constraint impacts to the member country (e.g. applicable areas, nature of response, context in which strategy was applied, results obtained, and lessons learned); -Consider the potential application of successful PPP strategies and processes to other member countries and NATO capability priorities. -Assess the opportunities of implementing best practices identified across other member countries in order to potentially mitigate risks to NATO military capabilities.


a. What is the definition of PPP that fits NATO needs best? b. What forms of PPPs are theoretically possible and relevant for the defence/military sector? c. What is the PPPs experience of selected countries in the defence/military sector? d. Is this experience relevant for NATO needs? Which forms of PPP are relevant for NATO? e. What are the pluses and minuses of PPP for NATO? f. What are the legal constrains for establishing PPPs both on national and NATO levels; g. What are the best parameters of a PPP, including types of tender, form and duration of partnership, financial issues, etc?

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