A Bush School graduate student’s internship spawns appreciation for the importance of public-private partnerships in international development.
In the most recent issue of The Takeaway, Bush School graduate student Kurt Sernett gives us an inside glimpse of the novel work of a global supply chain management firm. His informative essay urges us to appreciate the vast network of private and non-profit entities that actively support public sector international development goals.
In “Leveraging Private Sector Capabilities for Sustainable Economic Development,” Sernett describes how private actors are leveraging their advanced logistics and supply chain management capabilities to deliver crucial support for international development, and how the firm where he worked is making an impact by providing big-data tools to help firms track whether their supply chains are sustainable, safe, and humane.
The Takeaway is a publication of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.