There are several features of the regional economic environment that deserve special treatment, such as small market sizes, shared legal and regulatory systems, capacity constraints within governments, high investment needs and limited fiscal space. Therefore, PPP learning materials developed in other parts of the world require adapting to these Caribbean-specific characteristics. This Caribbean PPP Toolkit includes a set of pragmatic tools
Major improvements in infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are needed in the next decade to sustain economic growth and social progress. According to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), infrastructure investment in the region averaged 3.5% of GDP in the 1980s, but in subsequent decades declined to an average range of 2–3% of GDP. Moreover, the International Monetary Fund
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Securing the full useable-life of a road is critical for countries with limited budgets for road maintenance and rehabilitation. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has published a new policy paper looking at the challenges of implementing performance-based contracting methods in the road sector.
An E-Learning Series produced by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) offers online training materials that address the major issues related to PPPs.
Expand your knowledge of PPPs with the World Bank Group’s PPP Webinar Series. Topics covered in 2016 include identifying and screening PPP proposals, the use of Islamic debt in PPP projects, and PPPs in Brazil after the Rio Olympic Games.
The PPP Standard for a Zero Tolerance Approach to Corruption in "People-First" PPP Procurement, prepared by an international project team working under the auspices of the UNECE International PPP Centre of Excellence, is currently being peer reviewed. We welcome comments at email@example.com until 31 December 2016.
Public-private partnerships present a severe organizational and institutional challenge for the public sector. To work well they require well-functioning institutions, transparent, efficient procedures and accountable and competent public and private sectors, i.e. good governance. This Guidebook by UNECE will help improve government capacity at all levels to implement PPPs successfully.
EPEC's review of the European PPP Market features noteworthy updates for PPP transactions in the region for the first half of 2016.
Vietnam scored above the average of East Asia Pacific countries in the stages of PPP projects in the World Bank’s Benchmarking PPP Procurement report with private sector investment in infrastructure totaling US$11.3 billion between 1990 and 2015. This report presents the results from PPIAF’s independent impact assessment of its support and lessons learned in Vietnam.
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and largest economy, still faces infrastructure challenges, despite having committed US$38.96 billion in infrastructure investments since 2000, and having 37 active PPP projects. This report presents the results of PPIAF's independent impact assessment of its support.
No methodology has yet been generally accepted for assessing the significance of climate risks relative to all other risks to water resources projects. This book outlines a pragmatic process for risk assessment of water resources projects that can serve as a decision support tool to assist project planning under uncertainty.
A new tool to help public authorities better understand statistical rules and take well-informed PPP procurement decisions in EU Member States.
Many economies are yet to adopt broadly recognized good practices to prepare, procure, and manage Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). This new report flags potential improvements that can help governments fill the gap in an effort to provide better PPP procurement and enable better infrastructure service delivery to all.
How can governments know whether a PPP project will represent value for money? A new toolkit by UN ESCAP supports the identification and selection of PPP projects. The toolkit is based on international best practice and experiences and is designed for screening PPP projects in Asia and the Pacific.
How do you ensure that PPPs represent value for money? This OECD document provides concrete guidance for policy makers to make sure that is the case.
Please join us in welcoming our newest PPP Lab partners, OECD and EIB. Learn more about their work and find their publications in our site.
This new tool serves as a self-check to help public authorities identify potential weaknesses during the project preparation stage, while also helping develop a structured approach to managing the PPP preparation process.
For the rural community in Busembatia, Uganda, clean water means being able to go to work and school. Learn more about this project that changed lives by providing thousands of families with clean piped water for the first time.
This note explains how OBA can add value to a PPP by ensuring that private investment benefits poor populations, and offers three case studies (Bangladesh, Liberia, Philippines).
The Climate Change Knowledge Portal is a central hub of information, data, and tools about climate change around the world. The portal provides links to several climate change adaption tools.
The Climate and Disaster Risk Screening Tools help determine short- and long-term climate and disaster risks in agriculture, coastal flood protection, energy, health, roads, water among others.
Which countries captured the largest share of water investments in 2015? Find out in this new note covering PPI in the water sector in 2015.
What were the trends in PPI investment for transport? The PPI database has just released this note for PPI investments in 2015.
Which sector saw the largest increase in private participation in infrastructure (PPI) in 2015? This sector note examines the trends in energy.
ThinkHazard! is a new web-based tool enabling non-specialists to consider the impacts of disasters on new development projects. Users of ThinkHazard! can quickly and robustly assess the level of river flood, earthquake, drought, cyclone, coastal flood, tsunami, volcano, and landslide hazard within their project area to assist with project planning and design.
This report uses data from the PPI Database to analyze broad trends of PPP investment in infrastructure from 1991 to 2015. It examines factors behind the growth and declines in investment; explores the use of financial instruments, the role of government support, MDB assistance and the procurement process; and it assesses renegotiations and cancelations, as well as the overall readiness of countries to implement
Sometimes PPPs are the answer to delivering better infrastructure and services, sometimes they are not. Our new Tools will enable stakeholders to make more informed decisions.
Uruguay launches first educational infrastructure project, for the construction of new infrastructure and expansion of primary education.
This new publication presents the benefits of reducing and controling non-revenue water and looks at approaches for managing it.
Understanding risks is essential to every PPP agreement. This new Global Infrastructure Hub interactive guide provides guidance on typical risk allocations between the public and private sectors.
Every city has pockets of underused or distressed land, and these decaying areas weaken the city's image, livability, and productivity. This report looks at 8 cities, which have faced major urban revitalization challenges, to provide a framework other cities can use to navigate these issues.
Urban Revitalization refers to a set of initiatives aimed at reorganizing an existing city structure. A revitalized urban space, with effective infrastructure, can create the conditions for an efficient city, capable of promoting innovation, a higher quality of life, and economic development.
The brand new APMG PPP Certification Program, supported by global MDBs, aims to foster increased understanding and expertise in public-private partnerships.
Explore the wealth of PPP resources in French contained in the joint Knowledge Lab and PPIAF library | Découvrez les abondantes ressources sur les PPP en français dans la bibliothèque commune du PPP Knowledge Lab et du PPIAF.
The new PPP Reference Guide in French, adapted to the Francophone context, features new case studies as well as new sections on environmental and social impact mitigation. / Le nouveau Guide de référence des PPP en français est adapté au contexte des pays francophones et contient de nouvelles études de cas ainsi que des nouvelles sections sur la mitigation de l’impact environnemental et social.
The new PPP Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in French, organized by the World Bank Group on Coursera starts June 13. The four-week free online course will provide a basic understanding of key PPP principles and how they can be used to address infrastructure needs in emerging markets.
Read about PPP frameworks in Burkina Faso, Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Sudan on the Lab’s new country pages. Project data and infrastructure indicators provide an overview of the PPP environment. The pages also feature a section on laws and policies, and a list of useful resources.
While the demand for food is expected to increase by 70 percent by 2050, supply is coming under pressure. Explore the new agribusiness pages on the Lab, which include sections on grain storage and irrigation, and read more about key issues facing PPPs in the sector.
Find out how PPPs can help governments capture growth in the tourism and travel sector and manage it to drive prosperity. Explore the new tourism section on the Lab, which includes subpages on national park and heritage PPPs.
A well-structured PPP can result in significant improvements in efficiency and quality of solid waste management. Read more in the Lab’s new waste section, which includes a summary of the key issues facing PPPs in waste management and a list of useful resources.
Explore new pages for Cape Verde, Comoros, Ethiopia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Somalia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. See key infrastructure metrics and summaries of PPP activity.
Explore the Lab's resources on water PPPs, including subsector pages on irrigation, small-scale, and urban water PPPs.
The multilateral development banks (MDBs) have collaborated on a number of PPP activities, including knowledge sharing events, learning and knowledge resources, and joint facilities and projects. Explore these activities on the new MDB joint activities page.
The new issue of Handshake, a World Bank Group biannual publication on PPPs, explores the various ways that data can facilitate smarter investments in infrastructure. Read the latest issue on the Lab, which includes articles contributed by the Islamic Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.
This publication examines issues to be considered to integrate climate risk and resilience in infrastructure PPPs. It also reviews PPP contractual arrangements and their existing protection measures as well as challenges in managing climate risks.
How can PPPs expand the role of the private sector in irrigation, mobilize expertise and ensure medium- to long-term sustainability? A new toolkit from the World Bank Group provides answers to these questions and features a case study from the Asian Development Bank.
Explore the new Caribbean country pages, which now include key infrastructure metrics and summaries of PPP activity in Antigua & Barbuda, Belize, Bolivia, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname.
Explore Peru’s PPP activity on the newly updated country page. Working together with Peru’s PPP Unit, the country page has been updated to reflect to most up-to-date information, including recently passed legislation and active projects.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) supports governments in Asia-Pacific in implementing measures to efficiently involve the private sector in infrastructure development. ESCAP has recently developed PPP case studies, which promote the exchange of experience among the countries of the region.
Explore the new section on PPPs and gender inclusion on the WBG’s Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure Resource Center (PPPIRC) website. The pages are currently in draft and PPPIRC is seeking input to enhance their work around the impact of PPPs on gender inclusion.
The global update on private participation in infrastructure (PPI) for the first half of 2015 is available from the WBG’s PPI Database. The data shows that total investment commitments with private sector participation in energy, transport, and water sectors fell over 50% in the first half of 2015 compared to the first half of 2014.
Explore new content on municipal PPPs. Produced jointly by the WBG and EBRD, and drawing upon resources from EPEC, the municipal PPP section includes content on urban transport, public lighting, urban water, and district heating and cooling.
This volume contains detailed studies on the disclosure policy and practice of PPPs in 13 jurisdictions. The jurisdictions were studied as part of the research and analysis carried out under the Disclosure in PPP Project jointly implemented and funded by the WBG and PPIAF.
Built by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Infrascope is a benchmarking index and study that assesses the capacity of countries to deliver sustainable public-private partnerships in infrastructure. Read the latest regional Infrascopes here.