Public-Private Partnerships (PPP): How can PPPs help deliver better services?

Whether you are a policy maker, civil society representative, or student, we hope that these learning resources, activities, and social elements will provide you with a broad overview of public-private partnership (PPP) concepts and a basic understanding the role of PPPs in the delivery of infrastructure services. By directly addressing the opportunities and challenges of procuring and maintain... view more


Public-Private Partnerships

Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) are one tool that governments can employ to help deliver needed infrastructure services. PPPs are a way of contracting for services, using private sector innovation and expertise, and they often leverage private finance. PPPs can, implemented under the right circumstances, improve service provision and facilitate economic growth.


Course Introduction:

Public-Private Partnerships – How Can PPPs Deliver Better Services?


The Infrastructure Challenge and the Role of the Private Sector

Cecilia Briceno-Garmendia explains the infrastructure gap and the potential role of the private sector.


A Quick Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships

This animation provides a quick overview of PPPs and how they are organized between the public and private sectors.


The Basics of PPPs

Michael Klein provides historical context for PPPs, and dispels some of the preconceptions around their use.


The Role of PPPs on Infrastructure Development

Tony Gomez-Ibanez discusses the benefits of PPPs, the PPP decision making process, and the importance of efficiency gains.


Managing the Fiscal Impacts of PPPs

Isabel Rial explains how fiscal risks can arise with PPPs and the macroeconomic consequences of poor risk management.


Independent Evaluation Group Panel Discussion on Effective PPPs

Additional Resources


Getting the Framework Right for PPPs

Richard Florizone asks and answers the question, “What is required to deliver a successful PPP?”


PPP Frameworks and Institutions: How Can They Support Infrastructure Development?

Luis Andrade explains Colombia’s PPP Framework, its impact on infrastructure growth, and its evolution over time.


The Stages of the PPP Process: Project Identification to Operation

Edward Farquharson provides an overview of the stages and decision points in the PPP process for public authorities.


Value for Money: Key Concepts and Considerations

James Ballingall introduces Value for Money evaluations and discusses the VfM role in project selection and design.


Lessons from the Korean PPP Experience

Kangsoo Kim explains the evolution of Korea’s PPP Framework.


PPPs and Reforms in Portugal

Additional Resources


Lessons from the Korean PPP Experience

Additional Resources


Evaluating A Project for PPP Viability and Project Risks

Pradeep describes what it requires to show to potential partners that a PPP is financially feasible.


Project Structuring and Designing the PPP Contract

Public-Private Partnerships – How Can PPPs Deliver Better Services? Conversation with Jane Jamieson and Emmanuel Nyirinkindi


Managing the Procurement Cycle for Success

The South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program


Managing Stakeholder Engagement

Brian Samuel presents why it is important to organize a stakeholder engagement program for a PPP.


The Private Sector’s Perspective on a PPP

David explains the operations of a PPP of a desalination plant in Barbados.


PPP Contract Management: Building a Working Partnership

Marcos Moraes explains contract management from the government’s point of view.


Active Contract Management

Planning for and Dealing With Change


Unsolicited Proposals Ghana’s Approach to Dealing with Private Sector Initiatives

Public-Private Partnerships – How Can PPPs Deliver Better Services? with Magdalene Apenteng, Director of Public Investment Division of Ministry of Finance in Ghana


The State of PPPs

Where We Are & Where We Are Going


Tools for Contract Management

Public-Private Partnerships – How Can PPPs Deliver Better Services? with Marcos Siqueira Moraes


More on value for money from James Ballingal

Public-Private Partnerships – How Can PPPs Deliver Better Services?


Policemen Policies and Projects the role of PPP units

Public-Private Partnerships – How Can PPPs Deliver Better Services? with Ed Farquarson


Transparency and contract Management

Public-Private Partnerships – How Can PPPs Deliver Better Services? with Marcos Siqueria

About the Presenters

Cecilia M. Briceno-Garmendia

Lead Economist in the Global Practice of Transport and ICT of the World Bank

Courtesy of The United Nations Economic Commission on Europe (UNECE)

UNECE's major aim is to promote pan-European economic integration. To do so, it brings together 56 countries located in the European Union, non-EU Western and Eastern Europe, South-East Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and North America. All these countries dialogue and cooperate under the aegis of UNECE on economic and sectoral issues. However, all interested United Nations member States may participate in the work of UNECE. Over 70 international professional organizations and other non-governmental organizations take part in UNECE activities.

Michael Klein

Professor at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and Senior Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Tony Gomez-Ibanez

Derek C. Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy, Harvard University

Isabel Rial

Senior Economist of the Expenditure Policy Division in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Richard Florizone

Luis Fernando Andrade

President, National Infrastructure Agency of Colombia

Edward Farquharson

Principal Adviser at the European PPP Expertise Centre (EPEC)

James Ballingall

Head of International, Infrastructure UK

Kangsoo Kim

Executive Director, Public and Private Infrastructure Investment Management Center, Korea Development Institute

Pradeep Singh

CEO of the Mohali Campus and Deputy Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB)

S. Brian Samuel

PPP Coordinator, Caribbean Development Bank

David Staples

Director of Williams Industries in Barbados

Marcos Siguera Moraes

Former CEO, PPP Programs of Minas Gerais and current Consultant of the Inter-American Development Bank

Nena Stoiljkovic

Nena Stoiljkovic is a Vice President of Global Client Services and a member of the IFC Management Team. In this capacity, Ms. Stoiljkovic is one of two vice presidents responsible for IFC Operations. She has a leading role in developing IFC’s strategic direction and its expansion into poorer countries.

Tumi Makgabo

Tumi Makgabo is a South African television presenter, best known for her work from 2000 to 2005 as a current affairs presenter at Cable News Network International and anchor of its Inside Africa programme