Over the last decade, much has been written about globalisation and how we’re more connected than ever before. In the infrastructure world, we think of connectivity as the “linkages of communities, economies and nations through transport, communications, energy, and water networks across a number of countries” .
In Buenos Aires on 23 March, the G20 Finance Ministers announced that infrastructure would remain a priority for at least the next three years—a very welcome announcement for those in the private sector who have long called for greater global coordination of efforts in this area.
The Global Infrastructure Hub and Turner & Townsend Launch PPP Contract Management Tool. Effective management essential to unlocking value behind infrastructure PPPs.
Risks can be hard to define, manage and mitigate. In infrastructure projects that cross regional or national borders and involve multiple parties from both the public and private sector, these risks may be amplified.
This publication from the IADB his publication covers PPPs with a focus on the implications for public finances in developing economies.
As outlined earlier in this blog series, private investors are looking for reliable returns to justify the risks that they are taking. Financing and procurement of cross-border projects will often be more complex than national projects due to the scale of the project and compounded risks, and the financial returns may be more uncertain than for national projects.
By their very nature as long-term large infrastructure projects, public-private partnership (PPP) projects involve a vast array of interconnecting relationships. Core to any PPP project is the long-term contractual relationship between the government’s procuring authority and the private party (the project company). This is one of many relationships that will affect the success of a PPP.
When we as consumers decide to invest our money—whether through shares, bonds, or other instruments—we look at whether our investment will deliver a solid financial return. It makes sense then that the same risk-return principle is applied to investments in infrastructure.
The GI Hub welcomes the Canadian Government’s strong commitment to sustainable development, and growing the world’s economy through effective infrastructure planning and investment. We sincerely thank Prime Minister Trudeau for Canada’s generous contribution to the GI Hub, and look forward to working together to improve infrastructure procurement and delivery around the world.
B&R Infrastructure Development Index Report 2018, in both English and Chinese, published by China International Contractors Association (CHINCA) in the 9th International Infrastructure Investment and Construction Forum held in Macao on June 7-8, 2018.
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) have published a consultation report on the Evaluation of the effects of financial regulatory reforms on infrastructure finance.
The paper looks at the consequences of Technological disruption in construction for infrastructure-investment managers.
Disputes in public-private partnerships (PPPs) globally involving key performance indicators (KPIs) represent 20 per cent of all disputes, as highlighted in our data using a representative sample of projects from around the world.