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Public-private partnerships in infrastructure days 2008 (English)

The third "Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure (PPPI) days" event was held during December 15-18, 2008, in Washington, DC. It featured an agenda based on specific topics chosen by the members of the global PPPI network. It also reflected an emerging consensus that knowledge sharing and capacity building to support PPPI require greater harmonization, coordination, and alignment of multilateral agencies with focused PPP learning programs. During the 2008 edition of the PPPI days, the following new features were added to the structure of the event: 1) an optional one-day event on December 15 served as a prelude to the main event. This one-day PPP Workshop served as an introduction to key concepts in public-private partnerships (PPPs) to improve understanding of basic elements of an enabling legislative and fiscal framework for PPPs and as a review of best practices; 2) special focus was placed on the latest issues in the global PPPI market and PPPI policies: leading practitioners and researchers in PPPI presented and discussed findings from current PPPI practice and research; 3) emphasis was placed on the discussion of the future evolution, shape, and role of the existing global PPPI network. The discussion enabled the network to examine its role as a more effective factor in knowledge sharing among PPP units or similarly mandated agencies; 4) for the first time, the conference dedicated one day to the roles that can be played by multilateral capacity-building agencies and by private sector associations. A roundtable featured practitioners with global perspectives on all elements of private sector involvement in PPPI, including debt and equity financing, advisory services, and rating of PPP projects; and 5) finally, throughout the course of the event, practitioners participated in a series of panel discussions focused on the impact of the current global financial crisis on the development of PPPs worldwide.


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    Saragiotis, Periklis;

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    Public-private partnerships in infrastructure days 2008

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Saragiotis, Periklis;

Public-private partnerships in infrastructure days 2008 (English). proceedings Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.