Corina Rodriguez Enriquez and Sue Godt speak with Allana Kembabazi of ISER on PPPs and Feminist Struggles.
Corina Rodriguez Enriquez and Sue Godt spoke with Allana Kembabazi about the work of the Ugandan NGO Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) to address the growing role of public-private partnerships (PPP) in the country. In a broad discussion, Allana Kembabazi, programme lead on health and economic justice, discussed the growing embeddedness of the model in official development efforts and the impact on people’s lives, particularly in health. She highlighted ISER’s role in taking the Government to court over the contentious private Lubowa Hospital PPP.
ISER has developed a holistic research and advocacy strategy linking the issues of debt, tax and service provision to a campaign to Reclaim the Public and Allana reflects on obstacles and opportunities in taking this forward, against a backdrop of COVID-19 and the current debt and cost- of-living crises. The interview took place over Zoom on February 13, 2023. More information can be found on ISER’s website.The conversation has been edited for length and clarity.
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