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External Resources

Links to select government agencies, organizations, academic institutions, think tanks and multilateral development agencies that provide valuable public online resources on public-private partnerships (PPPs). For suggested additions, please contact us.

Country Agencies

National level PPP units, councils, and think tanks. For links to other PPP units and agencies, refer to the country pages 

  • Australia

    Infrastructure Australia is an independent statutory advisory council with a mandate to prioritise and progress nationally significant infrastructure. The Infrastructure Australia website publishes the National Public Private Partnership Policy and Guidelines and provides links to state-level PPP units. 

  • Canada

    PPP Canada and the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships both provide information on PPPs in Canada and helpful resources on PPPs more broadly. PPP Canada works with the public and private sector to support PPPs and to encourage the further development of Canada's PPP market. PPP Canada provides expertise and advice in assessing and executing PPP opportunities, and their website links to provincial-level PPP units. The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) is a national non-profit, non-partisan, member-based organization whose mission is to promote innovative approaches to infrastructure development and service delivery through PPPs with all levels of government.

  • France

    The French PPP Taskforce (Mission d'appui aux partenariats public-privé, MAPPP), located within the Ministry of Economy, Finance, and Industry, offers helpful resources on PPPs in France. The French Institute for PPP (Institut de la gestion déléguée, IGD) is a non-profit that conducts research and studies on PPPs.  MAPPP and IGD joined to create an oberservatory for PPPs, Centre d'expertise français pour l'observatoire des partenariats public-privé (CEF-O-PPP). CEF-O-PPP is a think tank and forum created to encourage the sharing of expertise and observations related to PPPs.

  • Ireland

    Central PPP Policy Unit aims to provide a central point of access to information about the PPP process in Ireland. The Central PPP Policy Unit offers legislation and central guidance on the PPP process, news on major developments, and information on PPP Projects. The Central PPP Policy Unit website provides contact details for other departments and agencies active in the PPP process in Ireland, as well as links to their counterparts’ abroad.  

  • Korea

    The Public and Private Infrastructure Investment Management Center (PIMAC) is located within the Korean Development Institute and provides assistance to the Korean government in implementing PPP projects, conducts research on public and private infrastructure investment policies, and provides public and private sectors with policy advice.

  • Netherlands

    The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment within the Government of the Netherlands offers general information about the Dutch PPP program. 

  • Portugal

    The Public-Private Partnerships Observatory (Observatório das Parcerias Público-Privadas) promotes studies in the area of public-private partnerships in Portugal and their site contains extensive resources on the topic. 

  • United Kingdom

    The National Audit Office (NAO) scrutinises public spending for the U.K. Parliament. Its public audit perspective helps Parliament hold government to account and improve public services. The website provides useful links to reports and publications on PFI and PPPs.

  • United States

    The Federal Highway Administration and the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships both provide helpful resources on PPPs in the United States. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides stewardship over the construction, maintenance, and preservation of highways, bridges, and tunnels in the United States. FHWA encourages the consideration of PPPs in the development of transportation projects and provides information and expertise in the use of different PPP approaches. The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that advocates and facilitates the formation of PPPs at the federal, state and local levels. The NCPPP website contains up-to-date news, publications, case studies, issue papers and upcoming events. 

International & Regional Agencies

For links to PPP resources produced by the multilateral development agencies, please see the contributors page

  • Global Infrastructure Hub

    In November 2014, G20 Leaders agreed to a new initiative to increase quality public and private infrastructure investment (the Global Infrastructure Initiative) including the establishment of a Global Infrastructure Hub (GIH). The GIH aims to help implement the G20’s multi-year infrastructure agenda. The GIH is working to address data gaps, lower barriers to investment, increase the availability of investment-ready projects, help match potential investors with projects, and improve policy delivery.

  • South African Development Community 3P Network

    South African Development Community (SADC) Public-Private Partnership Network focuses on capacity building and project development, serving as an advisory hub for PPPs in the region. The SADC 3P Network website provides resources on PPPs, including case studies and project preparation guidance. 

  • United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

    The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe, CEPAL) website provides a list of PPP units and associations across the region, PPP laws by country, links to international PPP organizations and documents available for download in Spanish, Portuguese and English. 

  • USAID Public-Private Partnerships Database

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has created a Public-Private Partnerships Database, which brings together information collected since 2001 on PPPs throughout the Agency. The Database is searchable and queries can be generated based on date, sector, and country. 

  • World Economic Forum

    The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Search "public-private partnerships" on their website to explore their PPP resources and publications.