On 15 August 2018, the Global Infrastructure Hub was pleased to host a meeting with six representatives, including professors and graduates, from the PPP School of Toyo University of Japan, to discuss leading practices in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) approach to infrastructure projects. The Toyo PPP School (Course of Public-Private Partnership, Graduate School of Economics) is a graduate school for professionals that focuses on PPPs, and it has established a specialist Centre of Excellence on PPPs in Local Governments.
The GI Hub presented our proposed areas of work during Japan’s forthcoming Presidency of the G20 in 2019. We described the Hub’s leading practice tools on PPPs, including the PPP Risk Allocation Tool and the recently launched PPP Contract Management Tool, and presented ongoing leading practice initiatives. We also discussed ongoing and potential work in areas of mutual interest, including results indicators for the contribution of PPPs to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the development of output specifications for high quality PPP infrastructure projects.