Making Public-Private Partnerships More Effective
October 8, 2014

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) have increased in the past twenty years, and are now used in more than 134 developing countries, contributing about 15-20% of total infrastructure investment. The event will be webcast live in English.

Most developing countries, and the World Bank Group, see significant potential for the expanded use of PPPs to help overcome inadequate infrastructure, which constrains economic growth and opportunity. However, designing and implementing PPPs remains a challenging endeavor. This session hosted by IEG and the PPPs cross-cutting solution area will examine the role of PPPs in the development agenda, as well as the policies and skills necessary to structure effective PPPs. 

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    Tumi Makgabo

    Executive Director, AfricaWorldwide Media
    Tumi Makgabo is the Founder and Executive Director of AfricaWorldwide MediTa. She is an accomplished broadcaster having worked for CNN International as an anchor and host of the award-winning show Inside Africa.
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    Richard Abadie

    Global Leader, Capital Projects & Infrastructure, PwC
    Richard Abadie leads PwC’s global PPP network. He has over 14 years of experience working on privately financed infrastructure projects across Europe, North America and South Africa.
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    Tom Barrett

    Director, Advisory Services, European Investment Bank (EIB)
    Tom Barrett is responsible for the EIB’s Structured Finance and Advisory Activities throughout the European Union.
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    João Carlos Ferraz

    Managing Director, BNDES
    João Carlos Ferraz is an economist and specialist in subjects related to industrial organization and competitiveness, innovation and business strategies, as well as financing and production development policies.
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    Julia Prescot

    Chief Strategy Officer, Meridiam
    Julia Prescot has worked as an investor and advisor for numerous PPP projects across the globe. Since joining Meridiam in 2005, she has been involved in PFI/PPP programs in the UK and in a number of other European countries.
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    Mike Redican

    Managing Director, Deutsche Bank
    Mike Redican is a Managing Director in the Global Markets division at Deutsche Bank and is primarily responsible for the structuring, negotiation and execution of structured transactions in the infrastructure sector.
  • Location: 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433
  • Room: J B1-080
  • Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
  • Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM (EST)
  • CONTACT: Vivian R. Jackson