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PPPs Webinars Series

January 17, 2017

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Upcoming Webinars:

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Past Webinars:

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Improving Infrastructure Regulation for Countries Affected by Fragility, Conflict and Violence

Date: January 12, 2017 at 10:00AM (ET)

To assist practitioners to be able to both develop much needed infrastructure and develop a viable regulatory system, the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) partnered with the University of Florida’s Public Utility Research Center to develop an updated Body of Knowledge on Infrastructure Regulation (BoKIR) that provides updated FAQs, a self-assessment tool, and a maturity taxonomy for practitioners who are developing and implementing infrastructure solutions. This webinar will introduce the portal, summarize its key content, and demonstrate its tools, including showing results from countries that have engaged with the self-assessment. This webinar will also feature an interview with experienced practitioners in the field of infrastructure service delivery.

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Virginia P3: How Proposals Are Identified and Screened for PPP Development

Date: December 13, 2016 at 10:00AM (ET)

This webinar will seek to expand upon Virginia’s PPP selection process, especially in identification and screening. The webinar will also discuss how Virginia’s experience works within the U.S. federal, state, and local infrastructure, and how applicable this experience can be for developing economies.

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Infrastructure Project Finance in 2016

Date: December 8, 2016 at 10:00AM (ET)

Some countries and regions were successful in reviving their infrastructure project finance markets in 2015 compared with the previous year, others less so. Overall, there was a slight rise in volumes, with the transport and renewables sectors leading. In 2016, the trend so far has been toward lower volumes and fewer closed deals. This webinar will look at the current trends in infrastructure project finance in major regions of the world from the perspective of the lender.

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Unified Framework for Feasibility Assessment: Identifying/Screening Projects for PPP Implementation in the Republic of Korea

Date: November 29, 2016 at 5:00PM (ET)

The Republic of Korea has a long history of PPP. Its early experience consisted of individual legislation for specific projects. In 1994, the government began to formalize its process with the passing of the Act for the Promotion of Private Capital Investment in Social Overhead Capital, which provided the legal framework for the broader use of PPP

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An Attractive Environment: The Netherlands Approach to Identifying/Screening PPP Projects

Date: November 22, 2016 at 10:00AM (ET)

The Netherlands has developed its PPP selection process over the past decade, paying special attention to streamlining and publicizing the process to attract potential investors. 

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Value for Money: Identifying/Screening PPP Proposals in South Africa

Date: November 15, 2016 at 10:00AM (ET)

In 1997, the South African Cabinet approved an inter-departmental task team to create a package of policy, legislative, and institutional reforms to create an enabling environment for PPPs. To facilitate this work, several pioneering PPPs were carried out by the South African Roads Agency, Department of Public Works and Correctional Services, South African National Parks, and two municipalities.

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Identifying/Screening Projects for PPP Implementation: Afghanistan

Date: November 1, 2016 at 10:00AM (ET)

In 2015, the World Bank Group assisted the Government of Afghanistan in legal and regulatory reform to foster the growth of PPP. One of the products of this effort was the development of the PPP Suitability and Prioritization tool. This tool seeks to streamline the PPP process and ensure that resources are only used for proposals with a greater chance of viability.

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Financing and Funding Kenyan PPPs – Emerging Trends and Issues

Date: October 25, 2016 at 10:00AM (ET)

This webinar will look at the role of tolls, viability gap financing, and other forms of funding and financing required to make PPPs in Kenya successful. There will be a focus on issues in financing and funding Kenya’s flagship PPP projects in the transport and social sectors.

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Public-Private Partnerships in Brazil after the Rio Olympic Games

Date: September 13, 2016 at 10:00AM (ET)

Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy, has had broad experience with PPPs, and since the global economic slowdown in 2009, the Brazilian government has further prioritized infrastructure investment. As host of the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, Brazil is seeking to overcome its infrastructure gaps. Brazil has undertaken PPP projects at the federal and subnational levels. The 2014 Economist Intelligence Unit Latin America & Caribbean Infrascope categorizes Brazil’s PPP readiness as developed, and places it within the top two in the region. The discussion would provide the audience with the latest market trends and state of PPPs in the country. Based on the current political and economic conditions in the country, the speaker would address the importance of the enabling environment for PPP market development.

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Communications and Social License Issues in Kenyan PPPs

Date: June 28, 2016 at 10:00AM (ET)

Both public support and stakeholder engagement are essential for a PPP program’s success. Interests and preferences of these stakeholders can impact the outcome of PPP programs and project ideas. A clear dialogue and transparent communication between the government and key stakeholders are imperative for achieving stakeholder support and establishing ownership of PPPs in a country. This webinar will look at some key issues surrounding communication with key stakeholders in PPPs in Kenya.

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The Role, Impact, and Consequences of Litigation in Kenyan PPPs

Date: June 14, 2016 at 10:00AM (ET)

While Kenya is still in the early stages of implementing a structured PPP program, litigation seems to be an emerging reality; this has both positive and negative ramifications.

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The Use of Islamic Debt in Social Sector Projects

Date: May 31, 2016 at 10:00AM (ET)

In this webinar, we will discuss the case of a hospital PPP project where both conventional and Islamic banks are present as lenders. The case will present the transaction structure and the documentation involved in the structure that put together these two types of lenders in one transaction, focusing on the Istisna’a modes of financing.

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PPPs at the Sub-National Level: Trends, Practices, Challenges, and Implications

Date: May 17, 2016 at 10:00AM (ET)

This webinar will explore Kenya's new constitution (passed in 2010) and its groundwork for devolution. The Government of Kenya has recently drafted its County PPP Regulations, which aim for greater clarity in the roles and jurisdiction of implementing and contracting authorities at the national and county level. This webinar will discuss the trends, practices, challenges, and implications of the County PPP Regulations with a focus on clarifying roles at the national and subnational levels.

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The Use of Islamic Debt in Energy Sector Projects

Date: April 26, 2016 at 10:00AM (ET)

In this webinar, we will discuss the case of a typical IPP project where both conventional and Islamic banks are present as lenders. The case will present the transaction structure and the documentation involved in the structure that put together these two types of lenders in one transaction. While presenting the transaction structure, this webinar will also discuss the case of security sharing, treatment of some conventional fees by the Islamic banks, lenders’ decision-making processes, and the specifics of mobilizing Islamic finance.

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Mobilizing Islamic Finance: Basics & Relevance to PPPs

Date: March 22, 2016 at 10:00AM (ET)

Islamic financing is starting to emerge as a significant source of funding for PPP infrastructure projects, such as airports, toll roads, sea ports, independent power plants, and hospitals. This webinar series will focus on increasing knowledge on Islamic financing within countries looking for infrastructure finance, and better facilitation of the use of Sharia-compliant instruments for mobilizing private investment in infrastructure through PPPs.

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Legal and Regulatory Frameworks in PPPs: Southern African Development Community Countries

Date: December 8, 2015 at 10:00AM (ET)

In the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states, PPPs are being increasingly seen as a solution for challenges related to efficiency, capacity and fiscal constraints. This webinar will discuss the main issues and challenges related to the frameworks for PPPs in key SADC countries that are active in the PPP space. 

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PPP Frameworks and Guidelines in Canada

Date: November 10, 2015 at 10:00AM (ET)

This webinar will discuss Canadian PPP frameworks and guidelines and their key strengths, along with their applicability to other jurisdictions worldwide. 

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Legal and Regulatory Frameworks in PPPs: Kenya

Date: November 3, 2015 at 10:00AM (ET)

This webinar aims to review Kenya’s infrastructure financing and PPP program from the lenses of its legal and regulatory frameworks.

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Legal and Regulatory Frameworks in PPPs: Europe and Central Asia

Date: October 27, 2015

This webinar will discuss important features of the legal and regulatory framework for PPPs in Kosovo, including defining PPPs, preparation for and procurement of such contracts, and institutional roles and responsibilities involved in Kosovo’s PPPs. 

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Legal and Regulatory Frameworks in PPPs: Kuwait

Date: October 20, 2015

Kuwait is seeking to mobilize enhanced private investment in infrastructure and services using the public-private partnerships model. As a part of this strategy, the Government of Kuwait has enacted a new PPP law (Law No. 116 of 2014) to replace its old law (Law No. 7 of 2008) and has developed new executive regulations to support the law. The Government of Kuwait has used the experience gained in the closing of the Az-Zour North IWPP Phase 1 project to add to the attractiveness of its enabling framework for PPPs. The new law codifies some of the mechanisms applied in the Az-Zour project. 

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Financing Infrastructure through PPP

Date: October 6, 2015

This webinar discusses how PPPs can be a mode for infrastructure financing, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Two case studies on PPPs in the power and transportation sectors (Jordan and Saudi Arabia, respectively) will be examined.

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Recent Global Trends in Infrastructure Project Finance

Date: September 29, 2015

In the first quarter of 2014, many emerging countries were still struggling to mobilize financing flows to infrastructure, although there were key signs of a revival. A year later, some countries and regions appear to have been successful in reviving their PPP markets, others less so.

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What’s New in India? Examining PPP Financing Trends

Date: September 22, 2015

This webinar looks at the current status of the financing of PPPs in India, following up on a webinar on April 14, 2015 which took an in-depth look at the evolution of the Indian PPP market.

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Mobilizing Private Sector Finance for Infrastructure

Date: September 15, 2015

Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) completed a yearlong wide-ranging research programme that was funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). The aim of the programme was to understand the main constraints on the flow of private capital to infrastructure projects in DFID’s focus countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), excluding South Africa.

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The International Infrastructure Support System – A Project Preparation, Collaboration and Information Sharing Tool

Date: June 9, 2015

The Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation, in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank, has developed the International Infrastructure Support System (IISS), an online project preparation platform. 

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Freedom of Information Acts and Disclosure in Public-Private Partnerships

Date: June 2, 2015

Governments have been (and continue to be) the primary focus of most transparency demands and regimes, including disclosure specific to PPPs. 

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Disclosure Practices in Public-Private Partnerships in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Date: May 21, 2015

Even before the 2011 approval of Brazil’s Law on Access to Information, the practice governing PPP projects in Brazil was characterized by openness and disclosure, with full proactive disclosure of PPP contracts and variations, as well as of other relevant project information. 

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PPP Procurement in India - Public and Private Perspectives

Date: May 19, 2015

Public-Private Partnerships have been seen as an important form of procurement for the delivery of services across sectors in several emerging markets globally. However, developing and bidding out PPPs continues to be expensive for governments. Similarly, the bidding process entails substantial risk in terms of investment of time and money by the bidders in the pre-procurement and procurement processes, including the costs of development of project design and technical parameters as well as the often complicated legal and financial documentation. 

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Creating a Framework for PPP Disclosure

Date: May 12, 2015

A framework for proactive PPP disclosure is similar to any general proactive disclosure policy in terms of the broad guidance – i.e. what should be disclosed, when and in what form, what should not be disclosed and the responsibilities for disclosure. However, the special circumstances and sensitivities associated with PPP projects such as the long contract period, complex structure, provision of ‘public’ services by the private party, performance based payment mechanisms and the multiplicity of stakeholders and their sensitivities, among others, require a PPP disclosure framework to go beyond a general disclosure policy in terms of the level of detail. 

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Role of Fairness Auditor in PPP Procurement

Date: May 5, 2015

A unique feature of the PPP procurement process in the Canadian provinces such as British Columbia and Alberta, among others, is that of the Fairness Auditor. A Fairness Auditor is retained by the procuring authority early during the process as an independent auditor to observe the process of procurement and its compliance with the required rules and processes. 

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PPPs in Pakistan: the Road Ahead

Date: April 28, 2015

The Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan, established the Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF) in May 2006 to facilitate the preparation and closure of PPP transactions. The IPDF was expected to provide expertise and hands on support to Implementing Agencies in improving their PPP proposals, preparing them for tendering, and supervising the bidding process. A PPP policy Task Force (TF) composed of senior officials from Ministries and provinces, and advisors from the private sector, was also established. 

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Building on the Foundation: The Future of PPPs in India

Date: April 14, 2015

India saw a surge in the number of PPP projects and the amount invested during the period leading up to 2010-11. This was on the back of a rapidly growing economy and a government sensitive to creating the appropriate framework for PPPs, including institutional structures such as PPP units in the Ministry of Finance and line ministries at national and sub-national levels, mechanisms of government support such as the VGF, IIPDF and the IIFCL and the leadership to push through projects to financial close through the creation of the Committee on Infrastructure and the PPPAC. The key to success in India has been to standardize to the extent possible and to work with simple risk allocation and financing structures in most projects. 

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Small Projects in South Asia – Thimphu Urban Parking PPP in Bhutan

Date: March 17, 2015

Sub-national governments at provincial and local levels in South Asia have turned to PPP projects, which are relatively smaller in size, for the provision of essential services like solid waste management, energy-efficient street-lighting, municipal parking etc.

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PPPs in Bangladesh: Institutions and Financing

Date: February 17, 2015

This webinar presents an overview of the evolution of the PPP framework in Bangladesh with specific focus on the law, institutions and financing; and discusses challenges and possible solutions. The objective is to disseminate knowledge to countries and practitioners that are looking at similar situations in their PPP programs or would like to create or institutionalize similar frameworks and are looking to learn from experience in other countries. 

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PPPs and the Project Finance Market

Date: November 11, 2014

This webinar will discuss the current state of project finance markets globally in the context of public-private partnership projects, specifically in Asia, Europe and Africa, focusing on market characteristics and project structure. It will also discuss whether governments can change market dynamics substantially through policy initiatives, including key reasons why project finance has not taken off to any significant extent in large PPP markets (for example in India) where there is still significant recourse to the corporate sponsor. In addition, it will briefly look at the potential presented by emerging PPP markets in Africa. 

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Debt Financing Support to PPPs in India – Policy and Instruments

Date: August 26, 2014

India has provided support to public-private partnerships in infrastructure through a variety of instruments, frameworks and institutions, prominent among these being the Viability Gap Financing (VGF) scheme, the India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL), the India Infrastructure Project Development Fund (IIPDF), frameworks for setting up of Infrastructure Debt Funds (IDFs) and most recently the discussion on setting up Infrastructure Investment Trusts.

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Public-Private Partnerships in Grain Storage

Date: July 29, 2014

This webinar on PPP in Grain Storage will discuss the general trends in PPP in Grain Storage globally with focus on cases from a few countries where PPP projects are being developed or implemented. In addition, the Punjab Silo Project will be discussed in some detail. 

The objective of the webinar is to share lessons learned from emerging and successful projects with practitioners from client countries and consultants working in the area of agricultural storage and PPP, as well as other interested participants. 

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Disclosure of Project and Contract Information in PPPs

Date: July 15, 2014

This webinar presents a review of current practices on the disclosure of information on PPP projects and contracts, and discusses the desired features of a framework for proactive disclosure in PPPs. Many countries have been trying to implement freedom-of information legislation and this includes applying it to their PPP programs, a topic that is addressed in this webinar. In addition, this webinar will also briefly discuss the current work being done by the World Bank and other multilateral institutions in this area. 

The objective is to disseminate knowledge to countries and practitioners that are looking at ways to increase the transparency of their PPP programs and to streamline disclosure practices; as well as to inform the global dialogue on open contracting.

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Government Support to PPPs

Date: May 06, 2014

Governments have supported PPPs through a variety of instruments such as equity, debt, grants, guarantees, and contractual clauses pertaining to risk allocation. Many of these instruments have been used frequently or even consistently in PPPs in developing countries since the inception of their PPP programs given persistent problems in availability, tenure and cost of financing, as well as problems of risk perception among private providers. However, in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008 and the subsequent problems in liquidity in infrastructure financing markets, support programs/ instruments have been used more commonly in developed countries as well.

This webinar gives an overview of key instruments of support, the pros and cons of using these, how and why governments use these instruments, and the pre-requisites and precautions involved; along with project examples from different regions.

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PPP Contract Management: Learning from PPP experiences in Latin America

Date: April 16, 2014

Since PPP programs in Latin America began twenty years ago, the selection and structuring of PPP projects have improved substantially. However, contract management (monitoring of contractual obligations, renegotiation, dispute resolution, and contract termination) has been a constant challenge for governments. Despite significant progress on institutional practices, results, and lessons learned, there are still many challenges to overcome. This webinar explores lessons on PPP experiences in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.

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Fiscal Management of PPP Commitments and PPP Risks

Date: March 18, 2014

Any proper institutional framework for designing and implementing PPP projects requires some kind of arrangements for managing their fiscal consequences. It is not simply a matter of fiscal responsibility, but also a matter of credible commitment by the government, demonstrating the willingness to enter a long-term contract, and the ability to face its fiscal implication, direct or contingent.

This webinar discusses the importance of having in place fiscal management processes that can deal with PPP specificity.

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Legal and Regulatory Frameworks in PPPs: Kenya
Legal and Regulatory Frameworks in PPPs: Kenya
Legal and Regulatory Frameworks in PPPs: Kenya
PPP Frameworks and Guidelines in Canada

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2017




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