This publication provides guidance to the public sector in Africa on how to attract private sector investment, particularly though PPPs. It starts by examining the definition of PPP and the foundation blocks for engaging with the private sector. It provides an assessment of the issues relevant to project selection and a review of the actions involved in preparing projects for the market, including how the process should be managed. It then looks at how the public sector should interact with the private sector during the project selection and preparation phases, to ensure that decisions made during these phases are based on a realistic view of what the private sector can provide. Finally, it discusses engagement with the private sector during the competitive procurement stage and after the contract has been signed.
Shedding Light on Electricity Utilities in the Middle East and North Africa : Insights from a Performance Diagnostic
The main point of this report is to provide quantitative evidence of how improving utility management and more accurately targeting smaller subsidies would free up enough resources to make the needed investments and operate the sector at a lower cost.