partnerships (PPP) and financing for infrastructure
What? PPPs are a policy option available to Governments for
the provision of basic services (e.g. health, transportation),
which seeks to involve the private sector. As such,
they are an alternative to traditional full public provision
of those services, particularly where the services are
private in their nature and government resources are
limited. For an overview of trends in Asia and the Pacific, see chapter 3 and chapter 6 of the Transport Review 2007).
How? To be successful,
the risks and responsibilities associated with service
provision need to be appropriately allocated between the
public and private sectors. UNESCAP's efforts have focused
on this area, particularly in the identification and testing
of good practices that can be replicated as models in
other countries, and in strengthening institutional capacities
to manage the implementation of PPPs.
Ministerial Conference on Public-Private Partnerships
(PPP) for Infrastructure Development, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2-5 October
ESCAP Commission resolution 64/4 entitled "Implementation of the Seoul Declaration on Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Development in Asia and the Pacific
" was adopted on 30 April 2008 (PDF
Public Private Partnerships in IDB Member Countries: Challenges and Opportunities, Jeddah, 1 June 2008. (ESCAP presentation
National Consultation Workshop on Public-Private Partnership Delivery of Basic Services in Mongolia, Ulaanbataar, Mongolia, August/September 2008, co-organized by UNDP, UNESCAP, and UNICEF.
- ECE conference on PPPs, hosted by the Russian Federation, Moscow, 6-7 October 2008.
- ESCAP Committee on Transport, 29-31 Oct. 2008
National workshops on PPP-readiness assessment and PPP project development in 2008.
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