As a global platform for knowledge, PPIAF offers clients a way to leverage best practices on public-private partnerships in infrastructure from every region of the world. PPIAF develops new knowledge through research and helps make existing knowledge accessible through its library, which includes PPIAF publications, PPIAF-funded reports, books, short notes, case studies, lessons learned, and other resources.
A Country Framework Report (CFR) is a series of country-specific reviews that PPIAF supported aimed at improving the environment for private sector involvement in infrastructure. CFRs are prepared at the request of the government concerned and have the following three main objectives:
• Describe and assess the current status and performance of key infrastructure sectors
• Describe and assess the policy, regulatory, and institutional environment for involving the private sector in those sectors
• Assist policymakers in framing future reform and development strategies, and assist potential private sector investors in assessing investment opportunities.
PPIAF has assisted several governments prepare CFRs in the past and these studies have led to some concrete outcomes and impacts in these countries.
Handshake - IFCs quarterly journal on public-private partnerships
Handshake is a new quarterly journal on public-private partnerships published by IFC which explores pragmatic and innovative solutions that the public and private sectors can create together to address complex global challenges. To view previous publications and subscribe click here.
This issue of Handshake focuses on natural resource PPPs that are making a difference. In Cartagena, Colombia, we profile a hybrid public-private agency that has standardized water service to residents while restoring the coast. Around Africa’s Lake Victoria, an environmental management initiative with the potential to reduce the pollution and resource footprint of industrial activities demonstrates how to include commercial ventures in conservation.