Archived Webinar

PPPs at the Sub-National Level: Trends, Practices, Challenges, and Implications

This is a joint initiative of the World Bank Group and the PPP Unit Kenya.

Kenya’s new constitution (passed in 2010), lay the groundwork for devolution. As with any country in transition, there is a lack of clarity between the roles and jurisdiction of the implementing authorities at the national and county levels in several areas. This creates challenges while implementing PPP projects, since the very right of the authority to develop the project or enter into an agreement with the private sector may be questioned.

The Government of Kenya has recently drafted its County PPP Regulations, which aim for greater clarity in the roles and jurisdiction of implementing and contracting authorities at the national and county level. The regulations were developed in the context of the changes brought about by the devolution process. This webinar will discuss the trends, practices, challenges, and implications of the County PPP Regulations with a focus on clarifying roles at the national and subnational levels.

About the Presenters

Hadija Diba

A certified Project Finance Specialist with the Institute of Public-Private Partnerships (IP3), Ms. Hadija R. Diba has been part of the World Bank’s Infrastructure Finance and Public-Private Partnership (IFPPP) project, as the PPP Unit’s Financial Modeller, for the past four years. She recently signed on as the County PPP Advisor to provide PPP advice and support to County Governments to enable them to identify, develop, select, appraise, approve, procure, negotiate, and monitor PPP projects throughout their life cycle. 
Ms. Diba has a Masters of Arts Degree in Project Planning & Management and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Nairobi and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), respectively.

Stefan Kauder

Stefan Kauder is a Senior Program Manager, Infrastructure Specialist, and Business Development Executive with over 20 years of experience in the international development consulting industry. Though Stefan’s specific area of specialization is private sector participation in infrastructure sectors, his background covers a broader range of economic development fields, sectors, donors, and geographical locations. As a Policy Advisor and Program Manager, he has designed and directed national and regional economic reform programs in Central Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, raised funds from international and bilateral donors, and forged strategic alliances with development partners, international NGOs, and implementing partners.
Currently, Stefan is a Senior Advisor for Public-Private Partnerships at the World Bank Office in Kenya and a member of the World Bank Task Team for the Infrastructure Finance and Public-Private Partnerships (IFPPP) Project for Kenya. The World Bank Group is supporting the Government of Kenya in developing and implementing a pipeline of bankable PPP projects across all infrastructure sectors at both national and sub-national levels.

Jeff Delmon

Jeff Delmon has been a Senior PPP Specialist with the World Bank Group since 2005, advising on infrastructure finance and PPPs. He is currently based in Tanzania. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Jeff spent 11 years in Paris and London advising on infrastructure and PPP projects at the law firms of Allen & Overy and Freshfields. He is the author of numerous books and articles on PPPs. Most recent books include Public-Private Partnership Programs: Creating a Framework for Private Sector Investment in Infrastructure (Kluwer International, 2014); Public-Private Partnership Projects in Infrastructure: An Essential Guide for Policy Makers (Cambridge University Press, 2011); Private Sector Investment In Infrastructure: Project Finance, PPP Projects and Risk (2nd edition Kluwer and World Bank 2009); and coeditor of International Project Finance and Public-Private Partnerships. A Legal Guide to Key Growth Markets (Kluwer International 2013).

Rupinder Kaur Rai (Moderator)

Rupi is a Public-Private Partnerships Consultant in the World Bank Group’s PPP Group. She has worked in PPPs and international development for the past three years, and supports the creation and use of the PPP Group’s analytical tools and knowledge products. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, she designed executive training sessions in PPPs and advised private and public sector clients during her tenure as a Senior Researcher at the Johns Hopkins SAIS PPP Initiative. Rupi has co-authored reports on China and India’s institutional environment for PPPs, and advocates the use of innovative frameworks to help solve complex problems in PPPs. Rupi graduated from Johns Hopkins SAIS with an MA in International Relations and Economics and earned a BA and MA from the University of Vienna in International Development and Political Science.

Target Audience

World Bank Group staff; consultants; policymakers in client countries.

Questions Submitted


- Dec 16, 2022
thank you

jose luis

- Jul 24, 2022
muy bueno

Mahaman Mourtala

- May 4, 2022
Very interesting!


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- Dec 17, 2019
Trends, Practices, Challenges, and Implications of PPPs at Sub-National Levels

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- May 23, 2019
Good information


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