Publications on Public-Private Partnerships

These publications provide plain language analysis of key and timely topics relevant to public-private partnerships (PPPs). They are written by experts in the field and reviewed by a team of lawyers from the World Bank who are advising on current PPP projects in the development context. 

PPPLRC Publications

Find a collection of publication developed by the PPPLRC team.

Government Guarantees for Mobilizing Private Investment in Infrastructure

Written by Jason Zhengrong Lu, Jenny Jing Chao and James Robert Sheppard, December 2019

This publication provides guidance to government officials in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs) on when government guarantees for public-private-partnership (PPP) projects might be desired; how they could be best utilized; the structure and scope of guarantees and guarantee programs; the costs and risks entailed; and how to manage these risks.

COVID-19 and PPPs Practice Note: Assessing Operational PPP Portfolios

Written by Jane Jamieson, Jenny Chao and Jemima Sy with inputs from Mahomed Bashir, Patrick Dougherty, Christina Paul, Dentons LLC and DLA Piper UK LLP under the guidance of Imad Fakhoury (Global Director – IPG) and Fatouma Toure Ibrahima (Practice Manager- PPP Group).

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.

World Bank Group Guarantee Products Guidance Note

Edited by: Susanne Foerster with Victoria Rigby Delmon, April 2016

This publication summarizes key features of the guarantee products offered by each World Bank Group institution and highlights main similarities and differences among them, looking in particular to how these guarantee products may be used in support of public private partnership (PPP) transactions for infrastructure projects in emerging markets.

It is also available in Spanish - Productos de Garantía del Grupo Banco Mundial Nota de Orientación and French - Produits de Garantie du Groupe de la Banque Mondiale

Toolkit: Structuring Private-Sector Participation (PSP) Contracts for Small Scale Water Projects

by Victoria Rigby Delmon, Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), May 2014. 

This toolkit is a resource designed to assist practitioners working on the next generation of private-sector participation (PSP) contracts for smaller water projects. Building on a review of PSP contracts developed in over 14 countries -- as well as recent survey data -- the Toolkit provides actionable guidance on how best to structure contract and bidding documents. 

This publication is also available in Chinese:  工具集:构建私营部门参与小型供水项目建设合同架构

PPP Insights

PPP Insights are a publication of the PPP in Infrastructure Resource Center for Contracts, Laws and Regulations (PPPLRC). The views expressed in these notes are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policy of the PPPLRC website project team, the PPPLRC project donors, the World Bank or any other affiliated organization.

Covid-19 and PPP Resources

This section presents various resources and insights, including practice and sector notes, to help understand the impact of Covid 19 on PPPs and infrastructure. Find them here or visit Covid-19 and PPPs to find out more.

Other PPP Publications

Find a collection of publications developed by World Bank and other partner organizations on PPPs and Infrastructure here.

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Updated: April 30, 2022