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Are PPPs the Answer?

The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank issued a blog asking "Are PPPs the Answer?" After noting profound difficulties in implementing PPPs, the authors state: "According to the 2016 World Bank Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) Database, the year 2016 experienced the lowest level of investment commitments compared with the previous 10 years."

Source: ieg.worldbankgroup.org

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G20 Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on Global Financial Governance: Update for the G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Buenos Aires, March 2018

This note summarizes some of the key ideas being developed by the EPG on reforms to improve the functioning of the global financial architecture and governance, in keeping with its mandate. They have benefitted from very constructive discussions with the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and a wide range of other stakeholders, and will be further developed in the coming months.

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'Blended Finance' - Lipstick On The Public-Private Partnership Pig?

Tom Groenfeldt, FORBES. Public Private Partnerships, (PPPs), which are a controversial source of funding for government projects, are back at the current World Bank IMF meetings in Washington, under a new name — Blended Finance. Proponents say that blended finance is a way to fund the $2.5 trillion a year needed to “support progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set forth by the United Nations." While the name is new, the concept of joint funding isn't. Wikipedia says that “The concept of blended finance was first recognized as a solution to the funding gap in the outcome document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in July 2015.”

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Public-Private Partnerships: Defusing the ticking time bomb.

Download report A new briefing from Eurodad reveals how the increased promotion of public-private partnerships (PPPs) by the World Bank and others is having a disastrous impact on both developed and developing countries. From the hospital in Lesotho which has swallowed up a quarter of the country's health budget, to the motorways which nearly bankrupted the Portuguese government - we expose how PPPs are enriching the already wealthy whilst ripping off citizens.