The analysis „Local Self-Governments and Public-Private partnership” has been produced within the project “Corruption at the local level- zero tolerance!”, with the aim to draw attention to the importance of transparent implementation of the public-private partnership and concessions as instruments for improvement of the quality of services and facilitation of the development of the infrastructure facilities of public importance at the local level. At the same time, this analysis represents a continuation of the research activities of the Institute Alternative in these areas which resulted in production of several publications.
Based on the presentation of principles and importance of implementation of the model of public-private partnership, criteria for adequate implementation at the local level are presented at the beginning of the analysis. This section is followed by an overview of problems Montenegrin local self-governments are faced with in transparent implementation of public-private partnerships and concessions, with a special focus on 14 municipalities encompassed by the project. The analysis also presents good practices in implementation of public-private partnerships at the local level in the neighboring countries and countries of the European Union. Based on the identified problems and challenges, recommendations have been formulated for improvement of this field in Montenegro.
Research on public-private partnership and concessions at the local level in Montenegro has been conducted during 2013, on the basis of the analysis of the: legislative framework in this field; reports of competent institutions and concluded partnerships contracts between public and private sector at the local level in Montenegro. During the work on this analysis information obtained on the basis of the requests for free access to information have been used, as well as opinions of representatives from 14 Montenegrin municipalities collected during consultation trainings conducted by the Project team in July 2013.