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How Can Governments Work with the Private Sector around Infrastructure?

April 17, 2018 • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm EDT

Managing Public Private Partnerships Better

Please join us for a public event on how to improve governments' capability to prepare, procure, and manage Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) better. 

Today, approximately 1.06 billion people live without electricity. 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water. 250 million children in the world cannot read, write, or do basic math. Especially in developing countries, we need more and better infrastructure as well as other basic services. Yet, countries around the world struggle to find expertise and money to deliver.

Public Private Partnerships are a potent tool in governments’ arsenals, but can be tricky to get right. A new World Bank Group report says that governments still lag in preparing, procuring, and managing PPPs well. It offers recommendations to improve the quality of regulations and better deliver infrastructure service through PPPs.

Please join us for a panel discussion on Procuring Infrastructure PPPs 2018 on April 17. 

Early lunch begins at 11:30 a.m.

This event is made possible with generous support from the World Bank Group.
Romina Bandura
Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development

Mitchell A. Silk

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Investment, Energy and Infrastructure, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Director, Public Affairs and Congressional Relations, U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Paul V. Applegarth

Chief Executive Officer, Value Enhancement International