A Pilot in 10 Economies
The Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships Procurement 2015 report aims to support and enhance the decisions that feed into policy-making by highlighting key aspects of a country’s PPP legal and regulatory framework. The project that the report is based on follows the successful approach undertaken by the World Bank Global Indicators Group, which, with its Doing Business project, has a recognized track record of measuring a country’s laws and regulations and leveraging reform. The Doing Business project assesses the business climate of 189 economies against recognized good practices. Since its inception in 2003, the Doing Business project has inspired close to 2,000 reforms in business regulation.
The laws referenced in the report...
Main Introduction and Table of Contents
South Africa is amongst the leading countries in the world in the law, policy and systems it has established for public private partnerships. The South African National Treasury’s PPP Manual is a best practice guide for PPP practitioners. Each module of the PPP Manual is issued as a National Treasury PPP Practice Note in terms of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (PFMA). It should be read with Standardised PPP Provisions, issued as National Treasury PPP Practice Note Number 01 of 2004.
Success Factors and Lessons
As grid-connected renewable energy independent power projects (IPPs) become prevalent around the globe, debates have intensified on the most effective policy instruments to accelerate and sustain private sector investment in these electricity-generating technologies. Feed-in tariffs (FITs) have been the most widely used government support mechanism for accelerating private investment in renewable energy generation. However, competitive tenders or auctions have also emerged in many jurisdictions as acceptable techniques, especially in emerging economies. In 2009, the South African government began exploring FITs for renewable energy, but they were rejected in 2011 in favor of competitive tenders. The resulting program, known as the...
The current poor state of waste service delivery by South African municipalities is a concern due to the potential impacts on human health and the environment. All municipalities are faced with similar challenges including lack of funding, low priority afforded to waste management and capacity problems to deliver services, although to different degrees. Despite this rather discouraging situation, certain municipalities have managed to overcome some of these challenges and good waste management practices are to be found. This paper reports on the development of a Toolkit for municipal waste management service delivery, based on some of the good waste management practices currently implemented in different municipalities across all the...