Public-Private Partnerships in the Gulf Cooperation Council Region: Policy Discussions, Projects, Regulatory Frameworks, and Future Directions

Study by Mhamed Biygautane and Stewart Clegg This article explores the development of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region over the past three decades.  It argues that although GCC states did not fully embrace PPPs, unstable oil and gas prices are changing this approach.  PPPs are increasingly gaining strong political support, […]

Building Bridges: Unravelling the Missing Links Between Public-Private Partnerships and Sustainable Development

Study by Gabriel Castelblanco and Jose Guevara Although there is increasing agreement that Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) contribute significantly to sustainable development, the intersection between the PPP body of knowledge and sustainability remains underdeveloped.  This study adopts the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) and their sustainable targets to assess the intensity of the link between […]

Exploring Risk Factors Affecting Sustainable Outcomes of Global Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Projects: A Stakeholder Perspective

Article by Zilin Li and Haotian Wang This paper is motivated by the recognition that the outcomes of PPP projects often fall short of expectations due to various internal and external risk factors that persist throughout the project’s lifecycle.  The paper therefore aims to examine the factors that contribute to the success or failure of […]

Procuring Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships: Capability Development and Learning from an Owner Perspective

Article by Sujuan Zhang, Roine Leiringer & Graham Winch The expanding use of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in infrastructure development and public service delivery poses commercial challenges for public sector owners (PSOs) regarding their capabilities to initiate, procure and manage PPP projects.  This paper focuses on the important role of owner project capabilities in infrastructure delivery.  […]

The Role of Institutional and Governance Factors in Public-Private Partnerships Infrastructure Investments in Emerging Economies

Article by Aparajita Gupta and Anil Kumar Sharma It is widely recognised that the capacity of a country to attract PPP investment in infrastructure is influenced by several factors including the quality of its institutions.  Relationships between the executive, legislative and judicial branches, the bureaucratic structure, political stability, conflict management, arbitrariness and the extent of […]

What Triggers Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Renegotiations in the United States?

Article by Jonathan L. Gifford, Lisardo A. Bolaños, Nobuhiko Daito & Carter B. Casady. The frequency of renegotiations in PPPs, especially in Latin America and Europe, has attracted attention from policymakers, scholars, and the public alike.  Renegotiations broadly refer to any ex-post modifications in the PPP contract, and the outcomes of these renegotiations may include […]

Value for Money in Transport Infrastructure Investment: An Enhanced Model for Better Procurement Decisions

Article by Jianfeng Zhao, David Greenwood, Niraj Thurairajah, Henry J. Liu, and Richard Haigh. Value for Money (VFM) assessment has become a major component of the PPP procurement process in both mature and emerging economies (e.g., UK, Australia and South Africa).  Notwithstanding it’s widespread application, VFM assessment is much criticised in the PPP literature.  This […]