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)
Facing fiscal constraints, many
governments in Central and Eastern Europe and Southeastern
Europe have pursued private finance for transport
infrastructure more to move investments off budget than to
improve efficiency and services. Results have been mixed and
suggest a need to focus more on public-private partnerships
(PPPs) that can achieve value for money. Today's
economic environment will reduce the potential for PPP
projects in the short term. Some PPP projects at an advanced
stage of procurement may need additional public support,
while ambitious projects may need to be phased to reduce
their scale to what the market can absorb.