After three years of intense work, Freetown has changed the paradigm in planning transport infrastructure and services—focusing more on the who than the what to ensure the needs of women and…

Fatima Arroyo Arroyo, Bailo Diallo |

Photo: Gordon | Flickr Creative Commons Public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Brazil have been around since 2004 when federal legislation established the legal framework to make them possible.…

Fernando Freire Dutra |

Photo: LWYang | Flickr Creative Commons Since the 1980s, investment in Brazil’s infrastructure has declined from 5% to a little above 2% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), scarcely…

Paul Procee |

Many countries are experiencing urbanization within the context of increased decentralization and fiscal adjustment. This puts sub-national entities (local governments, utilities and state-owned…

Kirti Devi, Luciana Guimaraes Drummond E Silva |

Photo: Passarinho/Pref.Olinda | Flickr Creative Commons A few weeks ago, I delivered the training for the Certified Public-Private Partnership Professional (CP3P) Preparation exam to a group in…

Marcos Siqueira |

Photo: Fernando C. Vieira/Grupo CEEE | Flickr Creative Commons The PPP Professional Certification, the CP3P, is an extraordinary tool that enables professionals in infrastructure segments around…

Fernando Freire Dutra |

Photo: paulisson miura | Flickr Creative Commons It is well-established that the lack of infrastructure is one of the main problems facing developing countries. Good infrastructure is one of the…

Henrique Pinto |

  On a recent trip to the Caribbean, I was in a meeting at the Ministry of Finance of one of the region’s largest economies. The topic under discussion was all too familiar: the difficulty of…

Paul da Rita |

Photo Credit: Kathleen Bence via Flickr Creative Commons I’ve been looking for a good definition of social enterprise. The information overlords at Google and Wikipedia suggested this: “A social…

John Kjorstad |

Past PPP Blogs introduced readers to the Caribbean Regional Support Facility, which ran a series of boot camp-style workshops to increase technical capacity among Caribbean government officials…

S. Brian Samuel |