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Webinar: Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Contracts: Understanding new approaches to contractual clauses

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Countries across Africa and other developing regions are looking for ways to accelerate much needed infrastructure development. In response to this need, several international organizations and countries are developing tools and guidance on infrastructure development, which often include language promoting the use of PPP contracts.

During this webinar, experts will analyze different approaches to designing PPP agreements, as well as what these approaches mean and their implications in practice. The webinar will focus particularly on the 2019 Guidance on PPP Contractual Provisions developed and promoted by the World Bank. These experts will also discuss how contracts could be designed to enhance the overall contribution of infrastructure development to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


  • Beatrice Florence Ikilai, Vice Chair, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Working Party on PPPs and Team Leader PPPs, Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development, Uganda
  • Motoko Aizawa, Coordinator, The Observatory for Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Janis Brennan, Of Counsel, Foley Hoag LLP
  • Howard Mann, Associate and Senior International Law Advisor, IISD

This webinar is designed specifically for developing country government officials across world regions, including Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. It will be streamed live on the Zoom platform and a video will be available for subsequent viewing on the IISD website.

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