- May 5-6, 2017. IGD Frontier 100 Forum, Durban, South Africa
- May 3-5, 2017. World Economic Forum on Africa, Durban, South Africa
- March 20-24, 2017. Land and Poverty Conference 2017: Responsible Land Governance—Towards an Evidence-Based Approach
- September 26, 2016. Trade, FDI, and Global Value Chains. The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
- September 21-22, 2016. "Global Symposium on Innovative Financial Inclusion: Harnessing Innovation for Inclusive Finance,” Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
- February 1 - 10th Biannial U.S.-Africa Business Summit 2016 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- November 2 - African Economic Conference - Kinshasa, DRC
- October 19 - New Perspectives for Closing Africa's Infrastructure Gap - Washington, D.C.
- October 9 - World Bank Annual Meetings - Lima, Peru
- July 13 - Financing For Development - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- October 2014 Empowering Africa's Future Event
- 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Information
- June 17 - Engaging African Smallholder Farmers in Public-Private Partnerships
- October 21 - Partnership/AGRA/Syngenta/TechnoServe/New Market Labs Panel Discussion on Opportunities for Accelerating Public-Private Partnerships in Africa: Agriculture, Business Development & Infrastructure
- October 16 - Partnership/AGRA/Syngenta Half-Day Symposium on Developing Strong Public-Private Sector Partnership in African Agriculture, Food Security & Nutrition
PPP Infrastructure Background Resources
Lagging expansion of infrastructure – especially power and transport infrastructure — is now blocking Africa’s path to sustained reductions in poverty and development of an agricultural sector that provides increased food security, is globally-competitive, and benefits smallholder farmers and consumers from the growth of efficient, intra-regional markets. There is convincing evidence from Latin America and Asia that public-private partnerships (PPPs) have been a key tool for mobilizing the additional financing, expertise, and momentum needed to accelerate infrastructure development. PPPs in Africa can benefit from this experience as they seek to empower Africa’s future.
General Background Africa
Africa Infrastructure: A Time for Transformation – World Bank Publication, Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic Project (Overview)
PIDA: Closing the Infrastructure Gap is Vital for Africa’s Transformation – African Development Bank/AU Commission/NPCA
Study on Road Infrastructure Costs: Analysis of Unit Cost and Costs Overruns of Road Infrastructure Projects in Africa – African Development Bank
“Infrastructure Investment in the Transport Sector – Can PPPs Deliver Value?” (slideshow) – Development Bank of South Africa - Slideshow from a DBSA Transport Integration Workshop
“Attracting Investors to African Public-Private Partnerships: A Project Preparation Guide” – World Bank
General Background Non-Africa
“Focus on Public Private Partnerships” – World Bank Institute - Background Primer
“Public Private Partnerships Reference Guide – World Bank Institute - Reference
Theme #1: Avoiding White Elephants & Roads to Nowhere: Linking Demand and Supply for Viable Infrastructure Projects
Designing and managing infrastructure projects that advance economic development.
“Linking Africa Through Regional Infrastructure” – African Development Bank A regionally integrated corridor approach offers prospects for speedier integration of infrastructure systems in Africa. The vision and ultimate objective for Africa should be to create a single market of 750 million people that is competitive within itself and within the global economy. A critical pre-requisite to this is regional infrastructure integration across Africa that the private sector alone cannot address.
Theme #2: Building National PPP Institutions and Policies
PPP Principles and Practice: Tools & Methodology for Successful PPP Program Development
South Africa’s National PPP System - Legal, Institutional & Policy Framework
Chile’s P3 Model – Legal and Institutional Success Experience
PPP Units Around the World – A Map of National PPPs - the World Bank, PPIAF & IFC Resource
“Foreign Assistance – Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)” – Congressional Research Service This report discusses the evolution of private sector involvement in U.S. foreign assistance programs over recent decades, how globalization has driven the modern approach to development partnerships, potential benefits and drawbacks of PPPs, and how partnerships are being used by other bilateral donors and multilateral development agencies. The report then discusses partnership-related issues that may be of interest to Congress as part of the foreign assistance authorization and reform process.
Theme #3: Cross Border PPP Investments & Regional Integration
Cross border approaches to PPP investments: examples/experience/lessons from Africa
Cross border approaches to PPP investments: models and lessons from Latin America
AICD Report – Deepening Regional Integration – The World Bank
Facts & Figures: Regional Integration – Uniting to Compete – Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Theme #4: Rural Electrification & Economic Growth – Principles of Successful Rural Electrification
Principles of Successful Rural Electrification Programs
Experience & Lessons in Rural Electrification in Peru and Bangladesh
Experience & Lessons in Rural Electrification in the Philippines
PIDA: Energy Vision for Africa – African Development Bank/AU Commission/NPCA
Theme #5: Geothermal Development and its Potential Use in Africa -
Geothermal Direct Use and Experience in the US
Geothermal Potential and Experience & Lessons in Africa
Geothermal Energy Development in the Philippines: Country Update The Philippines is the world’s second largest producer of geothermal energy for power generation. As of end 2003, the total installed generating capacity from geothermal power plants was 1,931 MW, accounting for about 19% of the country’s power generation mix.
Geothermal Energy in Ethiopia – Geological Survey of Ethiopia
Theme #6: PPP Project Preparation & Finance
Financing P3 Infrastructure Investments
Cross Border Policy & Regulatory Considerations for Power/Transportation Sectors
National PPP Policy & Regulatory Considerations
Building Regional & National Human Resource Capacity
Theme #7: Capacity Building and Workforce Development
Building appropriate human resource capacity and skills
Creating institutions to strengthen workforce development
“Moving Forward on Public Private Partnerships – U.S. and International Experience with PPP Units” – Brookings-Rockefeller Project on State and Metropolitan Innovation In the United States, many states lack the technical capacity and expertise to consider such deals and fully protect the public interest To address this problem, countries, states, and provinces around the world have created specialized institutional entities—called PPP units—to fulfill different functions such as quality control, policy formulation, and technical advice.