Blog » Public-Private Partnerships Reference Guide: Version 3
The next version of the Public-Private Partnership Reference Guide is being drafted for release in 2017. https://ppp.worldbank.org/public-private-partnership/library/public-private-partnerships-reference-guide-version-20 If you are not already familiar with Version 2.0, the link will take you to it.
The next version will also feature several new topics, including:
• Stakeholder Engagement
• Environmental and Social Studies
• Climate Change
• Islamic Finance and PPPs
• Municipal and other Sub-national PPPs
• PPPs and the Sustainable Development Goals
• PPPs in Fragile and Conflict States
Comments and feedback are being sought concerning 'Stakeholder Engagement' until November 10th. http://consultations.worldbank.org/consultation/public-private-partnerships-reference-guide
There have been a few very positive developments with reference to PPPs of late. First of all the PPP Knowledge Lab posts an article “Considerations for Governments” when taking on PPP infrastructure - https://pppknowledgelab.org/guide/sections/18-considerations-for-government#passage-66 See also https://pppknowledgelab.org/guide/sections/19-the-role-of-public-finance-in-ppps building efforts. This article contains a number of points related to a Community of Practice that I am working to set up in Southern California, helping to bring new players to the table to achieve successful SDG outcomes during Agenda 2030.
As readers on this platform will know:
“PPPs are output-based projects—users and procuring authorities will pay for service delivered and asset availability, not for inputs. When serving poor populations, PPPs can be combined with results based financing (RBF) mechanisms that can effectively give underserved populations access to electricity, water, sanitation, health care, education, and other basic services necessary for growth and opportunity.”
One of the significant challenges that government have to address when considering whether and if it might understand a PPP infrastructure development projects relates to being able to rally citizen INPUT and SUPPORT for what will certainly be a multi-year, long-term project.
We know that there are '... more mobile phones on our planet than people,(and) it is more possible today to field citizen input than ever before'. My research has been looking at how it might be possible for governments to save time and money by a) improving access to the internet and cell phones; b) create jobs for young professionals in communities in all parts of a country; and c) partner with NGOs (both local and international) to improve the quality of development programming.
Designing programs that allow more citizen input is what Program (Community) Managers need to be doing to shape program with maximum outreach potential. We all know the importance, especially in conflict prone nations for governments, to continue to show (even) small success stories to gain trust and create successful outcomes that citizens that can their governments doing things that are needed for local communities.
This is an area where I would like to engage in dialogues with WBG, the UN and bilateral donors to consider putting more funding into peaceful, citizen engagement programming. This is an area where people in my region of the world have had considerable success using democratic processes to achieve very high standards of living. Is it possible for us to network with citizens in support of humanitarian assistance and long term development efforts?