This is the fourth comparative study of SOE performance in the Pacific undertaken by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the first to include island countries from the Atlantic Ocean (Republic of Cabo Verde, or “Cabo Verde”), the Caribbean (Jamaica), and the Indian Ocean (Mauritius). This expansion of the study was specifically requested by the Pacific island countries to provide a more global benchmark for their SOE sectors. The study assesses SOEs’ impact on the participating countries’ economies, and identifies key performance drivers and reform strategies to guide future policy action. A key theme is finding the balance between the roles of the public and private sectors.
International law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel, based in Paris, has worked on airport concessions for Malé International Airport (Maldives) and Bamako International Airport (Mali), as well as airports in Tahiti, Tunisia, Congo, Saudi Arabia, and Mauritius. As is the case in most public-private partnership (PPP) projects, the legal issues encountered fall into two broad categories: legal and institutional framework requirements, and contractual aspects of PPPs. This article examines these issues with a particular focus on airport concessions.
The website for the SADC 3P Network Country Report on Mauritius.
Throughout the SADC region, rapidly growing demand exists for infrastructure in the form of Roads, Bridges, Railways, ICT, Water Supply, Sanitation and Energy. Private investment in infrastructure has been on the rise in recent years and PPPs are increasingly being considered an important vehicle to close the infrastructure gap. It was for this reason that the SADC ministers of Infrastructure in 2010 mandated the SADC Secretariat to establish a 3P network for the SADC region. The SADC 3P network was then launched in February 2011. The network initially focused on capacity building but subsequently came to the conclusion that it had to also play a role in PPP project...