From the Bottom Up: How Small Power Producers and Mini-Grids Can Deliver Electrification and Renewable Energy in Africa

The guide highlights the ground-level regulatory and policy questions that must be answered by electricity regulators, rural energy agencies, and ministries to promote commercially sustainable investments by private operators and community organizations. Among the practical questions addressed is how to design and implement retail tariffs, quality of service standards, feed-in tariffs, and backup tariffs. The guide also analyzes the regulatory implementation issues triggered by donor grants and so-called top-up payments.

Select WBG PPP Toolkits

Bridging the infrastructure gap is essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. To help governments make informed decisions about improving the access and quality of infrastructure services, including the use of public-private partnerships (PPP) as one delivery option, a series of tools to help governments have been developed: 

Post Pandemic and PPP

The objective of the Disruption and PPPs Section is to help governments of emerging economies to better understand the increasing impact of disruptive technologies on PPP infrastructure projects, and to provide guidance on how to manage existing and design future PPP contracts.

The five case studies below illustrates how different categories of technology disruption and disruptive events were dealt with in various PPP projects and what good practices might entail. These practical examples are drawn from different sectors and from both developed and developing countries globally.

Conclusion and Next Steps for Disruption and PPPs

Technology is consistently innovating and developing. However, during recent years the pace of technological change has been accelerating rapidly across the global economy. Disruptive technologies can open up unprecedented opportunities for all infrastructure sectors, in particular with regard to digitalization and decarbonization. At the same time, innovative technology has the potential to displace established business models or supersede existing technologies within a short timeframe, thereby creating winners and losers within infrastructure markets.

Case Studies - Disruption and PPPs

The objective of the Disruption and PPPs Section is to help governments of emerging economies to better understand the increasing impact of disruptive technologies on PPP infrastructure projects, and to provide guidance on how to manage existing and design future PPP contracts.

The five case studies below illustrates how different categories of technology disruption and disruptive events were dealt with in various PPP projects and what good practices might entail. These practical examples are drawn from different sectors and from both developed and developing countries globally.

Innovation Resilience

Enhancing “Innovation Resilience” and the Adoption of Disruptive Technology throughout the PPP Project Cycle

We are living in a world of transformative changes. Technological advances together with the transition to a carbon-free future revolutionize the way we live and interact with the world and could have immense implications for infrastructure PPPs.