Restoring Confidence in Public–Private Partnerships: Reforming Risk Allocation and Creating More Collaborative PPPs

A global decline in PPP transactions has been observed in recent years despite the critical need for investments in various sectors, particularly in infrastructure development. Among reasons identified for the loss of confidence in PPPs are approaches taken in PPP contracts to risk allocation and dispute resolution. This brief recommends incremental reforms to current PPP contracting practices, incorporating various alternative arrangements and taking into account the associated governance challenges.

Selected Good Practices for Risk Allocation and Mitigation in Infrastructure in APEC Economies

Infrastructure investment gaps impose fundamental impediments on sustainable economic growth and social development across developing countries in the APEC region. With real GDP increasing from 16 trillion USD in 1989 to 20 trillion USD in 2015, the region has outperformed global growth generating 59% of worldwide GDP and 50% of global trade (APEC, 2017). The 21 APEC economies represent half of the world’s population building a young and dynamic workforce and creating a large demand for infrastructure.

PPP Risk Allocation Tool 2019 Edition - Energy, Communications and Industrial Parks

As part of its leading practices mandate, the GI Hub has developed an update to its PPP Risk Allocation Tool originally published in 2016. As was the case with the 2016 version, the new PPP Risk Allocation Tool 2019 Edition contains a set of annotated risk allocation matrices for PPP transactions addressing the risks and issues on a sector by sector basis.

COVID-19 and infrastructure: A very tricky opportunity

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