Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships in Emerging Markets & Developing Economies 1991-2015
Governments have long acknowledged the key role infrastructure plays in economic growth and poverty reduction. As countries face growing demand for infrastructure, Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) continue to play a crucial role in improving efficiencies in delivering public services, one of the key elements to narrowing the infrastructure gap. This becomes even more important as history shows that shifting the development, maintenance, and operational risk on to the private sector often results in higher quality and overall better results than government provisioning.
This report uses data from the PPI Database to analyze broad trends of PPP investment in infrastructure from 1991 to 2015. Specifically, it examines factors behind...
Power is a crucial factor in economic growth and quality of life, but building an adequate level of generation capacity has proven difficult for many developing countries. A number of jurisdictions have suffered from years of energy supply shortages, and this inadequacy continues to hinder their development.In the recent past, China’s generation capacity grew at an extraordinary rate, and this has drawn worldwide attention. For example, in 2009, China increased its generation capacity by almost 90 GW - more than the entire current total generation capacity of the United Kingdom.
This note is intended to identify the key entities involved in the dramatic recent expansion of China’s generation capacity, and the legal relationships...
Case Study of Public–Private Partnerships in Wenzhou
This case study examines the role of public-private partnerships (PPP) in municipal solid waste treatment in Wenzhou, People's Republic of China (PRC).
Urbanization in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been on an extensive and accelerated path. In 2008, more than 600 million people were residing in 655 cities, pushing the urbanization level to 45.7%. Based on current trends, the urban population in the PRC is projected to cross the 1 billion mark in 2030 and eight megacities—each with a population of over 10 million—would be existing in the country by 2025 (Woetzel et al. 2008).
However, the rapid rate and sheer scale of urbanization is associated with increasingly pressing social, economic, and environmental problems....