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Basics

what are PPPs, do they work and when should governments use them

This section of the PPP cycle, walks though the fundamentals of PPPs:

  • how are they defined
  • what the the major challenges currently facing infrastructure growth and delivery
  • when and how should they be used and what benefits they bring
  • the basic components of typical PPP arrangements

Stages and sub-stages of typical PPP project, with emphasis on basics.

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    • 2014
    • Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank Group (WBG), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), PPIAF

    PPP Basics - What and Why

    PPP Reference Guide Version 2.0

    This module provides an overview of PPPs, for interested government officials and other stakeholders who want to learn more about how PPPs can be used to provide infrastructure assets and services. Section 1.1: What is a PPP: Defining ‘Public-Private Partnership’ delves in more detail into the definition of PPP: describing the range of PPP contract types, and clarifying how PPPs relate to a broader range of ‘partnerships’ between the public and private sectors Section 1.2: How PPPs Are Used: Sectors and Services describes the range of sectors and services for which PPPs have been used, with links to a wide range of international PPP examples. Section 1.3: Infrastructure Challenges and How PPPs Can Help describes some of the...

    • 2014
    • Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank Group (WBG), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), PPIAF

    Fundamentos de las APP

    Asociaciones Publico-Privadas: Guia de Referencia Version 2.0

    • 2016
    • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

    E-Learning Series on Public-Private Partnerships

    PPP online training materials have been developed over the years by the ESCAP Secretariat. These materials are for self-study and are tailored to provide a basic minimum knowledge of various issues that policy-makers dealing with PPPs have to be aware of. While the courses are general in nature, most of the examples are from the infrastructure sectors, in particular the transport sector. The course is divided into several modules addressing the major issues related to PPPs.

    • 2015
    • European PPP Expertise Centre (EPEC), European Investment Bank (EIB)

    PPP Motivations and Challenges for the Public Sector

    Why (not) and How

    This publication has been prepared to contribute to and stimulate discussions on public-private partnerships (PPPs) as well as to foster the diffusion of best practices in this area. Policy-makers and project procuring authorities make reference to a range of motivations to justify the use of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). This report seeks to identify the key motivations that have been used in communicating the rationale to use PPPs. This may be helpful for those seeking to establish, expand or improve their PPP programmes. Similarly, identifying the challenges in implementing PPPs can help to address the potential limits to their delivery. The report identifies the main challenges for the public sector and proposes some of the...

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