Gridlines share emerging knowledge on public-private partnership and give an overview of a wide selection of projects from various regions of the world. Gridlines are a publication of PPIAF (Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility), a multi-donor technical assistance facility. Through technical assistance and knowledge dissemination PPIAF supports the efforts of policy makers, nongovernmental organizations, research institutions, and others in designing and implementing strategies to tap the full potential of private involvement in infrastructure.
(World Bank, Washington, DC, 2009-06)
Leigland, James; Russell, Henry
In developing countries the global
financial crisis is leading to serious difficulties for
infrastructure projects with private participation. In some
cases governments are responding by simplifying their
project approval processes or by substituting public for
private financing. Even if markets recover quickly, these
responses could pose significant risks. Containing those
risks and dealing with the effects of the financial crisis
calls for specialized technical assistance in assessing
contingent liabilities, maintaining existing assets,
assisting projects in distress, and maintaining a project pipeline.