Knowledge Note

Bridging the infrastructure gap is essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.The PPP Knowledge Lab’s partners are committed to helping 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, if appropriate. The partners have developed a series of tools to help governments: (1) prioritize their infrastructure pipeline; (2) design and improve the PPP framework ; (3) assess whether to implement a particular project as a PPP; and (4) structure a sustainable PPP project.

As each country has unique challenges, needs, and specific capacities to implement PPPs, it is up to each country to address its own opportunities and challenges and assess whether the local environment would enable or hinder a PPP. These tools will help governments work through this process and decide whether to proceed with a PPP or not. The advisory services of development partners can also provide expertise as well as peer-to-peer learning.