Legal and Regulatory Issues Concerning PPPs

When planning and developing public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects, the existing legal, regulatory and social environment of the country must be considered:

  • A project agreement, no matter how well drafted, may be unenforceable and/ or irrelevant if it is inconsistent with the country's laws and regulations.
  • The existing laws/ regulations may prohibit or impede the proposed project and so the project may need to be adapted to fit within them.
  • It may be appropriate to embark on more fundamental reforms of the institutions in the country such as reform of the judiciary/ establishment of a regulatory regime.

Click below to find information on key issues regarding existing laws and the legal environment for PPP and sector reform projects, due diligence checklists and examples of legislation and different forms of regulation.

Legal Framework/ Enabling Environment Assessment… Find an overview as well as key questions on host country's Legal Environment that need to be asked when a… more
Legislation and Laws - General and Sector Specific This section provides a summary of key areas of a host country's existing laws that will need to be reviewed when… more
Regulation of Sectors and Regulatory Issues… This section looks at key issues to think about when designing a regulatory framework and then provides links to… more
PPP Units Around the World Find a list of countries with PPP units and links to those units.
Country Profiles
Find Country-level PPP profiles and links to key data and resources in East Asia and Pacific, Central Asia, Latin… more
PPP Legal Framework Snapshots
The resources are listed in alphabetical order. Available for download are quick snapshots of PPP/Concession Laws … more