Profile of Ms Chandrima Mukhopadhyay CEPT University

Chandrima Mukhopadhyay

General research interests

Infrastructure Planning, Governance, Sustainability

PhD/Postdoctoral Research Title

A comprehensive approach towards transparency in Public Private Partnership: A case study on highway development in India

PhD Abstract

Public Private Partnership (PPP) offers an innovative framework of accountability in comparison to traditional public sector procurement model (Flyvbjerg et al, 2003). Transparency is one of the four components of the framework. Whereas theoretically PPP calls for restricted transparency, policy makers have recently raised their voices for improved transparency of public infrastructure delivery process throughout the project cycle. But the question arises what transparency is and what does it do? This research offers a framework of transparency to understand the wider concept both in depth and breadth, drawing on the literature of decision-making in mega projects (Flyvbjerg et al, 2003), PPP (Siemiatycki, 2007) and transparency (Florini, 2007; Stiglitz, 2003; Sen, 1999). It uses Heald and Hood’s (2006) framework on categories of transparency based on time and direction of disclosure of information to discuss how purposes of transparency could have been better met.

Latest deposited documents

Relational arrangements in Public Private Partnership (PPP): A case study on Highway Development in India image
Relational arrangements in Public Private Partnership (PPP): A case study on Highway Development in India (June 2011)

  Transparency is the catchword in the era of Neoliberalism. Transparency, most commonly defined as openness in government's working way, is...

Relational arrangements in Public Private Partnerships (PPPs): A case study on highway development in India image
Relational arrangements in Public Private Partnerships (PPPs): A case study on highway development in India (May 2011)

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Relational arrangements in highway-PPP: A case study in India image
Relational arrangements in highway-PPP: A case study in India (February 2011)

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Bursary Application (January 2010)

  I am a first year PhD student at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University. I am in the process of working...

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Letter of introduction (January 2010)

  I am a first year PhD student at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University. Although this is my first year...

Can culturally-embedded trust replace power-laden transparency? image
Can culturally-embedded trust replace power-laden transparency? (January 2010)

  This research investigates whether transparency is achieved through a power-laden process in a partnership. With such an aim, this study...