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  • Blog posts
    Wednesday 20/01/2016

    Simplicity at its best - good contract management is key

    The need for resilient, sustainable and new infrastructure is on the rise globally. Executives around the world are concerned about the adequacy and existence of infrastructure. Availability of infrastructure is a critical issue for business as it impacts on operating costs and it becomes a major factor in strategic planning and decision making. The long term outlook for the businesses does not look bright as 77% of the surveyed participants by the Economics Intelligence Unit on behalf of KPMG... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Wednesday 20/01/2016

    Importance of contract management in PPPs

    Infrastructure has finally made it to the top of political agenda following many years of neglect and decades of improper planning. Many business leaders are of the opinion that inadequate infrastructure will negatively impact their companies’ long-term growth and the decision of where to do business will be influenced by surrounding and available infrastructure. Government frontrunners are saying that developing countries need new infrastructure, while developed countries need rebuilt... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Wednesday 20/01/2016

    Win or lose? Who bears the benefits and costs of PPPs?

    Late last year I was teaching a course on infrastructure finance, in a highly regarded University in Brazil and one of the students asked me, without context: “how to bring losers on board of a Public-Private Partnership project?” It was a good question, particularly because it shed light on a very relevant aspect of PPP projects, one which the professional community discusses less than it should: There can be losers! For example, entire communities can lose their houses due to the flooding of... READ MORE
  • News
    Wednesday 27/01/2016

    Introducing the APMG Public-Private-Partnerships Certification Program – with APMG CEO, Richard Pharro

    On behalf of APM Group I’d like to share my excitement for the upcoming PPP Certification Program which is scheduled to be available early next year. The certification results from the hard work of several Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) across the globe - the World Bank Group (WBG), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Inter-American Development (IAD), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and is part funded by the Public Private... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Wednesday 27/01/2016

    PPIAF: Supporting the APMG PPP Certification Program

    PPIAF (The Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) is a multi-donor technical assistance facility managed, staffed and housed by the World Bank Group in the Public-Private Partnership Cross Cutting Solution Area (PPP CCSA). Established in 1999, PPIAF provides technical assistance grants to developing countries’ governments to create enabling environments for private investment in infrastructure. PPIAF has 15 contributing donors.  Fiscal Year 2015 (July 2014 – June 2015) brought... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Wednesday 27/01/2016

    MDB Showcase: The European Bank for Reconstruction (EBRD)

    When it was set up in 1991, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was mandated to help former Soviet and former socialist countries open up to market-based economies. The goal is also reflected in our name — reconstruction and development after the damage inflicted by decades of rigid central planning. Infrastructure is key to that reconstruction and development as well as to a transition towards a better economic future. At the same time the widening infrastructure gap... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Wednesday 27/01/2016

    MDB Showcase: Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)

    IsDB is one of the Multi-National Development Banks (MDB) supporting the APMG Public-Private Partnerships Certification Program, as well as a major contributor to the PPP Certification Program Guide. We speak with IsDB's Fida Rana, from its Public Private Partnership Division to discuss its involvement in the APMG PPP Certification Program.   What is IsDB’s history with PPPs? IsDB has supported PPP projects in its 56 member countries across various sectors such as transport (sea port, toll... READ MORE