20 October 2017

Global Infrastructure Hub at Brazil’s 2nd International Forum of Public-Private Partnerships, Salvador, Bahia

20 October 2017

GI Hub staff Daniel Fedson, Director, Cleyton Barros, Principal Policy Advisor and Jack Handford, Principal Advisor attended the second International Forum of Public-Private Partnerships was held in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil between 18th - 20th October.

Daniel Fedson opened the discussion presenting a summary of the global infrastructure need, investment trends and corresponding infrastructure investment gap coupled with an overview of the key drivers that lead to an attractive infrastructure investment environment that attracts private sector involvement and private capital. He contributed to the opening panel discussion of the PPP Forum on initiatives that support countries in developing their PPP Programs, presenting on the GI Hub’s Global Infrastructure Outlook focusing on Latin America and Brazil.  Daniel also presented GI Hub’s InfraCompass, highlighting Brazil’s regulatory framework as a leading example in the region (for example, in planning), as well as areas for priority reform. Brazil’s infrastructure investment gap is substantial, on current projections Brazil will only meet 56% of its infrastructure investment needs to 2040 (GI Hub’s Outlook tool analysis confirms Brazil’s infrastructure investment gap is in the top 3 globally). Daniel also promoted the GI Hub Global Infrastructure Project Pipeline which connects infrastructure projects to investors helping countries such as Brazil expand their investor base, improves competition, provides advanced visibility of Government projects coupled with clarity and consistency on the of the progress of public infrastructure.

Jack Handford presented on Risk Allocation in PPP projects focusing on the GI Hub’s PPP Risk Allocation Tool and three key risks in PPP Projects: demand risk, termination compensation and disruptive technology risk, as well as providing a detailed introduction to the GI Hub’s upcoming PPP Contract Management Tool.  Jack also joined a panel to address questions from the audience with respect to optimal risk allocation and provided an example on the allocation of risk pertaining to existing ground conditions in situations. 

For more information on the PPP Forum, please visit the event’s website at http://www.foruminternacionalppp.com.br.