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) Monsalve, Carolina
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.
(World Bank, Washington, DC, 2007-08) Johnson, Ebbe
In parallel with International Finance
Corporation's (IFC's) investment in the Sandora
juice company in Ukraine, IFC implemented an advisory
project to help build Sandora's supply chain. The
project's broader objective was to improve market
access and long-term sustainability for vegetable farmers
working in the Mykolaiv region of Ukraine. A number of
factors contributed to the success of the advisory work.
First, in this project, the presence of Sandora was a key
motivating factor for quality improvements at supplier
farms: farmers saw the immediate benefits of innovation and
enhanced yields in increased sales to Sandora. Secondly, IFC
structured the supply chain project not only to provide
advice to farmers, but also to work with local banks in
order to improve farmers' access to finance. Lastly,
IFC carefully chose a few pilot farms for the detailed work,
while a significant outreach component was introduced to
ensure that the project's advice reached a wide range
of farms in the region.
(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.