PPP Case Study

PPP Case Study

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Public information and advocacy materials

ESCAP supports governments in Asia-Pacific in implementing measures to efficiently involve the private sector in infrastructure development. Developing case studies is part of this effort and promotes exchange of experience among the countries of the region.

Case 1: Traffic Demand Risk / The case of Bangkok’s Skytrain (BTS)
This case study investigates the issue of traffic demand risk and sheds light on how the problem of inaccurate ridership forecasts can impact a PPP project by using the example of the Bangkok SkyTrain.

Case 2: Efficiency Gains / The case of Water Services in Manila
This case study considers the question of whether efficiency gains can be achieved by introducing private operators in sectors traditionally managed by public entities. The case study will also touch on whether the efficiency gains are passed to the consumer through lower tariff and better services.

Case 3: Mobilizing Private Funding / The case of the National Highways of India
This case study reviews the development of highways in India and shows the shift in infrastructure financing from traditional public procurement to a public-private partnership (PPP) model within a relatively short period, as well as the challenges encountered.

Case 4: Land Value Capture Mechanism / The case of the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway
This case study clarifies how property development programme has been used to finance Hong Kong’s public transport system and whether this model is replicable in other countries.


Case 1 - Traffic Demand - Bangkok BTS_0Download
Case 2 - Efficiency Gains - Manila WaterDownload
Case 3 - Private Funding - Indian Highways_0Download
Case 4- Land Value - Hong-Kong MTRDownload