David Baxter nternational Development Practitioner and PPP Navigator - Infrastructure, Procurement and Resiliency Strategist , world bank blogger

David Baxter

PPP Procurement and Planning Advisor

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David is a freelance international development and PPP consultant currently working as a Senior Advisor to the International Sustainable and Resilience Center (IPPPRC) in New Orleans which is an affiliated organization of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe's PPP Center of Excellence (UNECE). He is also an advisor to the PPP Healthcare Center of Excellence in Frankfurt, and a senior advisor to the PPP Hub located in Afghanistan. In 2018 and 2019 David also worked as a part-time consultant for the World Bank.

David has provided capacity-building programs and infrastructure consulting services to over 40 international clients and business partners located in Africa, North and Central America, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. Many client projects were sponsored by development/donor agencies including USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Asian Development Bank, the African Development Bank, the Dutch Foreign Ministry, and the World Bank Group.

In 2017 he participated in a series of PPP capacity-building seminars in Riyadh with the Privatization and PPP Unit of the Ministry of Planning and the Economy. He was also a guest speaker at the first Islamic Development Bank PPP Forum in Riyadh. More recently he was a workshop presenter at the 2nd MENA PPP Forum held in Dubai.

He has also led alliance-building initiatives with institutions around the world that have included the UNECE PPP Center of Excellence in Geneva, the Asian Development Bank, the African Development Bank, the PPP Center of Excellence in Istanbul Turkey, the Monterrey Institute in Mexico, and the World Bank.

Over the years he has served as a PPP advisor to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USAID, the World Bank, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other government and institutional organizations including the Ministry of Finance in Sri Lanka and the PPP Community in Albania. Currently he is also serving as a strategy advisor to the World Association of PPP practitioners (WAPPP) as a thought leader and an institutional capacity building expert.