It takes a lot to do a first Public-Private Partnership (PPP) well. In the past 12 months, we witnessed the successful financial close of two landmark PPPs: the Tibar Bay Port PPP—a first for…

Jemima Sy |

As recently as 2006, Timor-Leste was in crisis. Only a few years into independence, the country was torn by riots and political turmoil. Not surprisingly, its business climate was one of the…

Christopher Bleakley |

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 |