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World Bank Guidance on PPP Legal Frameworks

This report provides succinct guidance to governments on developing a sustainable PPP legal framework.

Climate Toolkits for Infrastructure PPPs

If structured correctly, PPPs can increase climate resilience offering innovative solutions to address both mitigation and adaptation challenges.


Mainstreaming Gender in Infrastructure: Desk Review

This study conducts an exploratory review of the literature on infrastructure and gender to discuss best practices and lessons learned for mainstreaming gender and identify gender gaps. The scope of this study is limited to gender mainstreaming in upstream infrastructure planning and…

COVID-19 and Public-Private Partnerships Practice Notes

This practice note is comprised of three modules: Assessing Operational PPP Portfolios, Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on PPP Pipelines and Projects in Preparation, and Stocktake of government responses to the impact of COVID-19 on PPP projects

PPP Risk Allocation Tool (2019)

The PPP Risk Allocation Tool 2019 Edition contains matrices showing the allocation of risks as between the public and private partners in typical PPP transactions for 18 different types of projects, including both economic infrastructure (such as transport, energy, telecommunications and water…

Covid-19 and PPP Contracts

PPP contracts are uniquely long-term arrangements between the public and private sectors which inevitably get tested when faced with unforeseen crises such as the one we are facing today. How a PPP may weather this current Covid-19 storm depends on many things, including the stage of the PPP, the…

Government Guarantees for Mobilizing Private Investment in Infrastructure

A guidebook for government officials in emerging markets and developing economies(EMDEs) on government guarantees for public-private-partnership (PPP) projects

Reference Tool on Inclusive Infrastructure and Social Equity

The Reference Tool on Inclusive Infrastructure and Social Equity presents a practical evidence-based framework for practitioners to maximise the impact of infrastructure investment on reducing inequality and increasing the positive social outcomes of large infrastructure projects for often under…

A Guide to Community Engagement for Public-Private Partnerships (June 2019)

Global Guide to Community Engagement for PPPs

This Public-Private Partnership (PPPs) guide explains how communities affected by a PPP can engage in the project. The aim is to improve the development outcomes from PPPs and simultaneously creating a smoother operating environment for all…

SMEs and PPPs

Among the many benefits that PPPs can bring, PPPs can build local capacity and expertise (resulting in more cost efficiencies), encourage increased competition, and create opportunities for broader economic growth. To enjoy such benefits, involving small and medium enterprises (SMEs)* in PPPs is…

World Bank Governance and Public Sector Management Portal

World Bank Governance and Public Sector Management Portal, an initiative to combat corruption.

Climate-Smart PPPs

The majority of greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions today is associated with carbon-intense infrastructure construction and operation, particularly in the energy, public transport, water supply and sanitation sectors. At the same time, it is expected that economies will need to make significant…


The Public-Private Partnership in Infrastructure Resource Center (PPPIRC) has changed its name to the Public-Private Partnership Legal Resource Center (PPPLRC) to reflect better its focus on legal issues relating to PPPs.  The site will continue to feature sample laws, regulations, contracts,…

Procuring Infrastructure PPPs 2018

Despite the presence of broadly recognized good practices and tools, governments around the world still fall behind in preparing, procuring, and managing effective public-private partnerships (PPPs) that meet the needs of their citizens. A new report, Procuring…