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, 2008-05)
Queiroz, Cesar; Izaguirre, Ada Karina
Private participation in roads revived
strongly in developing countries in 2005-06. The activity
was concentrated in green field projects and in Asia and
Latin America. The main reason for the revival has been the
willingness of governments to provide support needed to
attract the private sector. Nevertheless, governments need
to be aware of the potential risks of such support. And
because of the monopolistic features of road projects, they
also need to ensure good governance so that the public reaps
the full benefits of the private sector's involvement.
(World Bank, Washington, DC, 2007-08)
Vagliasindi, Maria; Izaguirre, Ada Karina
This note asserts that Eastern Europe
and Central Asia is attracting more investment to
infrastructure projects with private participation than any
other developing region except Latin America. Members of the
European Union (EU) and countries seeking membership account
for most of the investment. The Russian Federation is
emerging as a leader both in attracting private activity and
in sponsoring projects in neighboring countries.
Telecommunications and energy are the leading sectors. But
new regulatory challenges are emerging as a result of
exclusivity periods in telecommunications and greater market
concentration and vertical reintegration in energy.
(World Bank, Washington, DC, 2007-01)
Kerf, Michel; Izaguirre, Ada Karina
Investment in private participation in
infrastructure projects in developing countries in 2004 and
2005 increased sharply. Meanwhile, the distribution of
investment across sectors and regions, and the allocation of
risks between public and private parties, were shifting.
Private sponsors started putting more emphasis on risk
mitigation strategies. To take advantage of private
sponsors' renewed interest in infrastructure projects,
governments need to create risk sharing arrangements that
attract private operators while also benefiting governments,
taxpayers, and users.