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Public–Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Infrastructure and Public Services

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How can governments harness investment for sustainable development through public–private partnerships (PPPs) in infrastructure and public services? This workshop presented practical tools with a focus on agriculture and rural infrastructure. 

The joint IISD–UNCTAD workshop was organized in response to requests from government representatives attending the 11th Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators.

Harnessing Investment for Sustainable Development through Public–Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Infrastructure and Public Services was held in Nairobi, Kenya, on February 6, 2018.

Topics discussed included: 

  • Measuring Investment in Infrastructure and Public Services Sectors: A data overview and data challenges
  • IISD’s Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) Tool: Why sustainable assets can deliver better value for money and harness sustainable development
  • Financing Investment in Infrastructure for Agriculture
  • Contracts for Sustainable Infrastructure: Ensuring the economic, social and environmental co-benefits of infrastructure investment projects
  • Data on PPP-Related ISDS Cases, including Agriculture-Related Cases
  • Harnessing Sustainable Investment in Infrastructure and Public Services through IIAs, including Implications for Drafting Key IIA Provisions

BACKGROUND READING:

Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) Tool

  • IISD developed the SAVi tool to demonstrate to governments, investors and citizens why sustainable assets can deliver better value for money and more attractive internal rates of return.

Contracts for Sustainable Infrastructure: Ensuring the economic, social and environmental co-benefits of infrastructure investment projects

  • This report defines sustainable infrastructure, outlines its expected characteristics and co-benefits, and presents why governments must and how they can integrate sustainability into PPPs and other infrastructure contracts.

 

Event details

  • February 6, 2018