Iran, the second largest economy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), is expected to boost the development of a PPP program after the lifting, in January 2016, of nuclear-related sanctions.
Article 214 of the Law for the Fifth Development Plan of the Islamic Republic of Iran (2011) includes PPPs as a potential financing model. Additionally, the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (FIPPA) (ratified in May 2002) allows, among other models, the development of build, operate and transfer (BOT) PPP projects in the areas of industry, mining, agriculture, construction, transport, communication and services.
In addition, the Organization for Investment Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran (OIETAI), housed within the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance, has provided public support for PPPs to enhance public resources and achieve efficiencies via private sector management.
Iran has had some experience with private participation in infrastructure services, notably in the power, health and telecom sectors. The government has recently signed several MOUs to develop transport projects and is currently working to carry out PPP projects in the oil and gas, water and wastewater industries.
The Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) is published in the Global Competitiveness Report and assesses the competitiveness landscape of 140 economies. The GCI Infrastructure Score is a component of the overall index and covers transport, electricity and telephony infrastructure.
The Business Year talks to Dr. Behrouz Alishiri, Vice-Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance & President of the Organization for Investment, Economic, and Technical Assistance of Iran (OIETAI), on Iran's foreign investment outlook.
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Iran started a new Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model in form of health cooperatives which is somehow different from other types of health cooperatives throughout the world. In this study we compared the performance and quality of health services in public health centers (PHCs) and cooperative health centers (CHCs).
In this comparative study performance quality of two cohorts of public and cooperative health centers were compared in several health service delivery programs over the time period of 2001- 2002. CHCs as a PPP model in Iran may deliver preventive health care services as effective as PHCs in many fields and even better in some areas.