Title: COVID-19 and Public-Private Partnerships Practice Notes
Contributor: The Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility
Published: May 6, 2021
Country: Global / Non-Specific
Topic: Covid-19 and PPPs
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
Note 1 Assessing Operational PPP Portfolios
This note discusses key operational considerations when trying to maintain services during the COVID-19 crisis and recalibrating the PPP project in the short term. It builds on early lessons from the pandemic response and provides general guidance that could assist governments when assessing their policy and legal options for addressing COVID-19 impacts on PPP projects that are already underway.
Note 2 Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on PPP Pipelines and Projects in Preparation
This note building on previous analytical work on COVID-19 impacts to operational PPPs, this note discusses impacts on projects in the planning and procurement stages and examines the immediate effects on investment in PPPs in the first 18 months of the pandemic (from 2020 to the first half of 2021) and early government initiatives to stimulate recovery through infrastructure investment. The note reflects on how PPPs may change post-pandemic based on actions within this time period that are documented in this note, but does not discuss the yet-evolving “new normal’ of PPPs and markets. While general good practice on PPPs is important, this note does not seek to repeat those principles here.
Note 3 Stocktake of government responses to the impact of COVID-19 on PPP projects
This note summarizes the results of a multi-jurisdictional survey carried out in 2021 by the World Bank to better understand what action governments were taking to address the challenges on their PPP projects and programs. This work was undertaken as part of the World Bank COVID-19 PPP Rapid Response Program, which mobilized resources to enable client countries to diagnose risks and find the best available solutions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on PPP projects.
Updated: July 1, 2022