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List of Acronyms

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

ADSCR

Annual Debt Service Cover Ratio

AfDB

African Development Bank

ALOP

Advance Loss of Profit

APP

Alianza Publico Privada (Public-Private Partnership)

ADB

Asian Development Bank

B

Build

BAFO

Best And Final Offer

BANOBRAS

Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos, SNC (National Works and Public Services Bank, Mexico)

BCIE

Central American Bank for Economic Integration

BNDES

National Bank for Economic and Social Development in Brazil

BoK

Body of Knowledge

BOOT

Build-Own-Operate-Transfer

BOT

Build-Operate-Transfer

BRT

Bus Rapid Transit

BTO

Build-Transfer-Operate

CA

Consortium Agreement

CAF

Corporación Andina de Fomento (Development Bank of Latin America)

Capex

Capital expenditure

CAPM

Capital Asset Pricing Model

CBA

Cost-Benefit Analysis

CEA

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

CFADS

Cash Flows Available for Debt Service

CIC

Cabinet Infrastructure Committee (New South Wales, Australia)

CJV

Cooperative Joint Venture

CND

State-owned investment promotion agency that acts as a PPP agency (Uruguay)

CONFIS

National Fiscal Council (Colombia)

CONPES

National Council for Economic and Social Policy (Colombia)

CPI

Consumer Price Index

CPP

São Paulo Partnerships Corporation (Companhia Paulista de Parcerias) (Brazil)

CRPAO

Recognition Certificates of the Annual Payment for Work (Certificados de Reconocimiento del Pago Anual por Obra)

DB

Design-Build

DBF

Design-Build-Finance

DBJ

Development Bank of Jamaica

DBFM

Design-Build-Finance-Maintain

DBFO

Design-Build-Finance-Operate

DBFOM

Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain

DBFORM

Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Rehabilitate-Maintain

DBO

Design-Build-Operate

DBOM

Design-Build-Operate-Maintain

D&C

Design and Construction

DRB

Dispute Resolution Board

DRP

Dispute Resolution Process

DSCR

Debt Service Coverage Ratio

EBITDA

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization

EBRD

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

EC

European Commission

ECA

Export Credit Agency

EIA

Environmental Impact Assessment

ESIA

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

EIB

European Investment Bank

eIRR

Economic Internal Rate of Return

EMDE

Emerging Markets and Development Economies

eNPV

Economic Net Present Value

EOI

Expression of Interest

EPC

Engineering, Procurement and Construction

EPCC

Engineering, Procurement and Construction Consortium

EPEC

European PPP Expertise Centre

ERC

Expenditure Review Committee, New South Wales, Australia

ERM

Enterprise-Risk-Management

ESA

European System of National and Regional Accounts

ESIA

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

EU

European Union

FDI

Foreign Direct Investment

FIDIC

International Federation of Consulting Engineers

(Fédération Internationale Des Ingénieurs-Conseils)

FINFRA

Infrastructure Investment Fund

FC

Financial closure

FHWA

Federal Highway Administration (US Department of Transportation)

FM

Facilities Management or Financial Modelling (depending on the context)

FMC

Facilities Management Company

FOI

Freedom of Information

FOMIN

Multilateral Investment Fund (IDB Group)

FONADIN

Fondo Nacional de Infraestructura (National Infrastructure Fund, Mexico).

FOREX

Foreign Exchange

GAAP

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

GPC

Global Certification Program

HM Treasury

Her Majesty’s Treasury (UK)

HOT

High Occupancy Toll or Heads of terms (depending on the context)

HSR

High Speed Rail

IAS

International Accounting Standards

ICC

International Chamber of Commerce

ICSID

International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

ICT

Information and Communications Technology

IDB

Inter-American Development Bank

IDC

Interest during Construction

IFC

International Finance Corporation

IFI

International Financial Institutions

IFRS

International Financial Reporting Standards

IIC

Inter-American Investment Corporation

IIGF

Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund

IMF

International Monetary Fund

INTOSAI

International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions

IPO

Initial Public Offerings

IPP

Independent Power Producers

IPPP

Institutional PPP

IPR

Intellectual Property Rights

IPSAS

International Public Sector Accounting Standards

IRR

Internal Rate of Return

IRS

Interest Rate Swap

ISO

International Organization for Standardization

IT

Information Technology

ITP

Invitations to propose

ITPD

Invitation to participate in the dialogue

ITSFT

Invitation to Submit a Final Tender

IUK

Infrastructure UK

JV

Joint Venture

KPI

Key Performance Indicators

LAC

Latin America and Caribbean

LD

Liquidated Damages

LDC

Least Developed Countries

LIC

Low Income Countries

LLCR

Life Loan Coverage Ratio

LoI

Letter of Intent

LP

Limited Partners

LRT

Light Rail Transit

MCA

Multicriteria Analysis

MDB

Multilateral Development Bank

MEAT

Most Economically Advantageous Tender

MIGA

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

MIRR

Modified Internal Rate of Return

MIS

Management Information Systems

M&E

Monitoring and Evaluation

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

NAO

National Audit Office

NDA

Non-Disclosure Agreement

NDB

National Development Banks

NPV

Net Present Value

O&M

Operate and Maintain

OECD

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

OJEU

Official Journal of European Union

OpCo

Operating Company

Opex

Operating expenditure

PA

Procuring Authority

PCG

Parent company guarantee

PEM

Project Evaluation Memo

PLCR

Project Life Coverage Ratio

PMO

Project Management Office

PBCE

Project Bonds Credit Enhancement

PF2

Private Finance Initiative (reformed edition, UK)

PFI

Private Finance Initiative

PIM

Project Information Memorandum

PLCR

Project Life Coverage Ratio

PSC

Public Sector Comparator

PPA

Power Purchase Agreement

PFI

Public Finance Initiative

PPIAF

Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility

PPI

Private Participation in Infrastructure

PPIF

Public Participation in International Forums

PPP

Public-Private Partnership

PPPIRC

Public-Private Partnerships Infrastructure Resource Centre

PROINVERSION

Private Investment Promotion Agency of Peru

PSC

Public Sector Comparator

PUK

Partnerships UK

QC

Quality control

QCBS

Quality and Cost Based Selection

QMPP

Quality Management Project Plan

QMS

Quality Management System

RFP

Request For Proposal

RFQ

Request for Qualification

ROT

Rehabilitate-Operate-Maintain

RoW

Right of Way

RPI

Retail Price Index

SC

Steering Committee

SIA

Social Impact Assessment

SMART

specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time constrained

SDG

Sustainable Development Goals

SOE

State Owned Enterprise

SoQ

Submission of Qualification

SoPC

Standardisation of PFI Contracts (UK)

SPC

Special Purpose Company

SPV

Special Purpose Vehicle

TIFIA

Transportation Infrastructure Finance And Innovation Act (US)

TIFU

Treasury Infrastructure Finance Unit (UK)

ToR

Terms of Reference

TTF

Treasury Taskforce (UK)

TWF

Time Weighting Factors

UK

United Kingdom

UNCITRAL

United Nations Commission on International Trade

UNECE

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

US

United States

USP

Unsolicited Proposals

VAT

Value-Added Tax

VfM

Value for Money

VGF

Viability Gap Funding

WACC

Weighted Average Cost of Capital

WBG

World Bank Group

WBI

World Bank Institute

WEF

World Economic Forum

WWTP

Waste Water Treatment Plants