Search Results for: PPP

Finance

Analysis

5 April 2016

World Bank rolls out the carpet for “troubled megaprojects” and PPPs

The World Bank and other multilateral development banks continue to push for public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects, despite concerns of debt risks and lack of transparency.

Social services

Analysis

5 April 2016 | Guest analysis

PPPs as a model for development: An analysis of the African context

Public-private partnerships are pushed in Africa, but the risks and costs must be fully understood and minimised, including the impact on the poor.

Social services

Background

4 October 2016 | Minutes

PPP civil society strategy session

Notes from a PPP civil society strategy session taking place during the week of the World Bank/IMF annual meetings 2016.

Finance

News

6 April 2017

CSOs refuse to participate in World Bank PPP consultation

CSOs have refused to participate in a World Bank PPP consultation until transparency and accountability concerns are addressed.

Social services

News

23 July 2018

Privatised profits, socialised losses: European reports call World Bank’s PPP push into question

Reports expose the scale of damage caused by PPPs, adding weight to broader concerns around the Bank’s aggressive promotion of them.

Social services

Analysis

6 October 2020

World Bank funded $17.3 million Uganda reproductive health voucher PPP fails to reach the poorest women

World Bank backs private sector voucher project in Uganda as poorest women lose out.

Social services

Analysis

6 April 2017 | At Issue

World Bank undermines right to universal healthcare

The IFC’s push for the PPP model, as well as its preference for healthcare ‘provision’ and the results-based payment approach, collectively undermine the human right to universal healthcare and the achievement of the SDGs.

Infrastructure

Analysis

7 April 2020

Ghana’s Sankofa gas project - backed by World Bank - brings fiscal pain

Ghana left with $250 million bill for unused gas in 2019 primarily due to ‘take or pay’ clause in Bank-supported PPP contract.

Social services

News

27 September 2017

World Bank’s cascade into education: Liberia’s public-private partnership

Report by global union found privatisation and corporate capture are obstacles to progress on 2030 agenda. Independent research of education PPP trial in Liberia finds unsustainable costs.

Finance

Analysis

29 June 2016 | Guest analysis

Public-private partnerships: The global debt iceberg?

Despite their popularity, PPPs have a very bad track record of delivering cost-effective investment for governments, and pose additional and serious problems by reducing transparency and accountability.

Environment

Analysis

4 November 2015

Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP)

Concerns have been raised about the slow progress with the Scaling up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP). Ghana, Haiti and Nicaragua's investment plans were approved, with questions asked about the loan/grant ratio, promotion of PPPs, and reliance on funding from the Green Climate Fund.

Infrastructure

News

4 October 2013

World Bank to “lead the way” on infrastructure investment

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim reiterated the Bank’s intentions to develop a global infrastructure facility, while the G20 process on infrastructure continued to focus on PPPs. The G20 accountability report noted failure to address environmental safeguards, and criticism on privatisation in the energy sector was raised by PSIRU.