Written by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
1 November 2019

The Infrascope Index is a benchmarking tool that evaluates the capacity of countries to implement sustainable and efficient public-private partnerships (PPPs) in four key sectors: transport, electricity, water and sanitation, and solid waste management. The index evaluates the PPP environment across five components: enabling laws and  regulations, the institutional framework, maturity, the investment and business climate, and financing.

Surveying the results of this edition of the Asia Infrascope, it is clear that the majority of governments within the country sample support PPPs as a modality and have created policy and investment environments that reflect this. However, not all political parties and social groups agree on the appropriate level of private participation in  infrastructure.

This report can help to inform public debate and discussion on the optimal way to pursue PPPs.