Appropriate risk allocation in public private partnerships (PPPs) and the GI Hub’s PPP Risk Allocation Tool were central themes of the GI Hub’s recent Regional PPP Risk Allocation Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand. Participants comprised public sector representatives from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam, as well as multilateral organizations operating in the region including the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
The third meeting of the G20 Infrastructure Working Group (IWG) was held in Sydney, Australia from the 4th to the 6th of June, with the GI Hub playing an active role.
InfraCompass is an interactive tool that looks at the infrastructure capabilities of 49 countries.
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.
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.