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  • Reply to: When (and when not) to use PPPs   2 days 6 hours ago

    Large, complex infrastructure projects are perceived to be prone to cost overruns and delays. These problems often relate more to unrealistic expectations by project sponsors than to poor implementation. An important benefit of PPPs is that project structuring and due diligence impose a discipline at the planning stage that is often absent with traditional procurement. This benefit is often neglected in ex-post analysis that focuses on the relative cost of capital.

  • Reply to: Promoting bankable PPPs in Brazilian municipalities   2 days 22 hours ago


    To what extent has insufficient tariff collection/rate paying been an issue?
    (I'm not sure that this was identified in this blog post)

    Ed Bourque

  • Reply to: Three criteria to better classify PPPs in Africa   2 days 23 hours ago

    This is a useful point of clarification.

    Although this will do little to appease the large segment of the population that sees PPPs as monolithic and is ideologically opposed to them (full stop!), just the massive shortage in investment in infrastructure sectors suggests that there will likely always be a role for the private sector in service delivery. (Perhaps, in the long term, tax collection and targeted spending will catch up to need, but, in the mean time, the gaps persist.)

    When the demand risk on the investor is at least poorly estimated, that can be catastrophic. I am thinking of a few water utility PPPs where the estimate of billable connections was vastly overstated during the contractual arrangements, and the ultimate inability for the utility's business model to work doomed the PPP.

    By the way, I am currently about to start the APMG PPP certification course. Could you point me to other similar training resources?
    Ed Bourque

  • Reply to: The power of sunlight: incentivizing private investment in solar PV   3 days 1 hour ago

    Heyy Great post! The world is improving and we do need to accept solar technologies which help us to save on energy and helps in the green environment as compared to the carbon-emitting technology that is caused by generating electricity. And of course, due to more of competition in the market for solar technology installations, there will be a fall in price for the same. There are many companies around the world who provides solar solutions. Check these to get one installed:

  • Reply to: Infrastructure: Times Are a-Changin’   4 days 15 hours ago

    Dear Laurence,
    Fantastic summary and great video! I wish to work as a partner from the side of private sector to find out the best outcomes. Let us discuss more on this work how we can collaborate!
    JS Park