Title: Making Safeguards Work for Investors, Governments and Communities: PPPs for Infrastructure Development in Asia, Workshop Report

Language: English

Type: Document

Nature: Report

Published: January 1, 2017

Region: East Asia and Pacific

Country: Global / Non-Specific

Topic: Climate-Smart

Keywords: Climate Smart

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Document Summary:

A two-day workshop on “Making Safeguards Work for Investors, Government and Communities: Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for Infrastructure Development in Asia” was held in Bangkok, Thailand in September 2016. This event was one of the first activities of the collaboration partners (ADB, DFAT, JICA and the World Bank) as signatories of the Principles of Collaboration for Country Safeguard Systems. The workshop, attended by 53 participants, included other development partners, USAID, EIB and AIIB, and representatives from academia, and private and public sector organizations involved in public-private partnership (PPP).

Document Details:

World Bank Group September 2016 - Report of a two-day workshop held in Bangkok, Thailand in September 2016 on making safeguards work for investors, government and communities with regard to public-private partnerships (PPPs) for infrastructure development in Asia. The workshop traversed the diverse and dynamic landscape of PPP investment in infrastructure development with a focus on the East Asia Pacific (EAP) region. It explored the business imperatives and upfront costs in proactive environmental and social risk management, and the subsequent costs and other business risks associated with not following a proactive approach. The workshop examined different perspectives on environmental and social risk management ranging from being part of the development space to mainstreaming it in the private sector. The workshop also considered the role of governments, financiers, investors, academia, consultants, civil society, and donors in managing environmental and social risks to support the mobilization of private sector capital into infrastructure investments. The key questions explored by the workshop are covered in this report.

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