This Guidance Note is designed to support municipal governments and staff; it is written with their perspective in mind. Though it is written from a government perspective, it is also useful for decision makers and practitioners across a range of municipal infrastructure sectors and services.
The term ‘municipal’ is used in the Guidance Note to cover the many forms of local government public bodies serving local communities under different administrative, legislative, and constitutional systems around the world. The Guidance Note focuses on the common and unique features of public-private partnerships (PPPs) for municipal authorities, which in turn need to be applied according to specific local frameworks and procedures.
The Guidance Note proposes a ‘light touch’ process, to provide enough control for the municipality, without burdening the municipality or the project with significant bureaucratic processes.
The Guidance Note provides a simple summary of the issues. A detailed discussion of key issues is provided in 20 modules to allow the reader to access more information on specific topics as and when needed. The Executive Summary provides a summary of the Guidance Note. Finally, project summaries (maximum of two pages each) describe municipal PPP projects with innovative solutions for some of the key challenges facing municipalities.