Sharing PPP stories from around the world: our 2015 PPP Short Stories Competition winners

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A still from "Clinic on the Move: A PPP that Expands Access to Primary Health Care in Namibia,"
which won the competition's video category.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Short Stories Competition. The competition, which was sponsored by the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF), received 153 submissions from more than 50 countries around the world.

The submissions included examples of innovative PPPs in emerging markets across a broad range of sectors, such as transport, water, energy, and health. Submissions were judged by an independent panel on several criteria, including the identification of actionable ideas, replication potential and relevance to the World Bank Group’s twin goals: ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity (measured as the income of the bottom 40 percent in any given country).

The overall winner is Anna Roy for her submission on the India Infrastructure Finance Company’s use of innovative financing to facilitate private investment in infrastructure projects. The India Infrastructure Finance Company was created in 2006 by the Government of India to help raise long-term funds for PPPs. The company, which is fully owned by the government, has approved investments in more 300 infrastructure projects since its inception.
The winning submission in the essay category was written by Stephanie Rieger on the GET FiT program in Uganda. An initiative of the German Development Bank (KfW), GET FiT helps East African countries pursue climate resilient low-carbon development by improving the investment climate for private investment in renewable energy. Stephanie’s essay examines the first phase of the program, which was launched in Uganda in 2013 and aims to fast-track 20-25 small-scale renewable energy generation projects.       
The winner in the case study category is Noel Julao, who submitted a case on the Laguna Water Company.  Noel’s submission examines how Manila Water, a concessionaire that provides water and used water services in the east zone of the metropolitan Manila area, took over the operations of Laguna Water Corporation in supplying piped water in the Province of Laguna. By employing best practices that it developed in metropolitan Manila, Manila Water was able to successful turn around Laguna Water and improve the delivery of water services to the company’s clients. 
The winning video, submitted by Devon Cain and Laura Hanson, features an innovative PPP solution to providing healthcare services in Namibia. In 2010 PharmAccess Foundation Namibia, a non-profit organization, launched the Mister Sister Mobile Health Services to provide primary health care to rural employees of participating companies and their families. You can watch the video on YouTube.
Please visit the PPIAF website for more information on the winners and to read the winning submissions.
Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who submitted their stories. In the coming weeks, we will feature winning submissions and other selected stories on the Public Private Partnerships Blog. Stay tuned!


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