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.