Public–Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Infrastructure and Public Services
How can governments harness investment for sustainable development through public–private partnerships (PPPs) in infrastructure and public services? This workshop presented practical tools with a focus on agriculture and rural infrastructure.
The joint IISD–UNCTAD workshop was organized in response to requests from government representatives attending the 11th Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators.
Harnessing Investment for Sustainable Development through Public–Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Infrastructure and Public Services was held in Nairobi, Kenya, on February 6, 2018.
Topics discussed included:
- Measuring Investment in Infrastructure and Public Services Sectors: A data overview and data challenges
- IISD’s Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) Tool: Why sustainable assets can deliver better value for money and harness sustainable development
- Financing Investment in Infrastructure for Agriculture
- Contracts for Sustainable Infrastructure: Ensuring the economic, social and environmental co-benefits of infrastructure investment projects
- Data on PPP-Related ISDS Cases, including Agriculture-Related Cases
- Harnessing Sustainable Investment in Infrastructure and Public Services through IIAs, including Implications for Drafting Key IIA Provisions
- IISD developed the SAVi tool to demonstrate to governments, investors and citizens why sustainable assets can deliver better value for money and more attractive internal rates of return.
- This report defines sustainable infrastructure, outlines its expected characteristics and co-benefits, and presents why governments must and how they can integrate sustainability into PPPs and other infrastructure contracts.
Virtual Forum on Hydrogen Economy
Between October 26 and 27, 2020, the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) will co-host a series of virtual sessions on the hydrogen economy aiming at answering the following questions:
Short answers to big questions on the WTO and the environment
On Friday October 16, 2020, IISD will be participating in an online book launch organized by the World Trade Organization on the environment and the multilateral trading system.
Launch Event of Ceres2030: Uniting Science and Policy to End Hunger Sustainably
Ceres2030 team will launch the findings of the project at the occasion of a high-level joint event organised by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ) on October 13, 2020.
Geneva Trade Week Session: Tackling Fossil Fuel Subsidies for a Greener Future: Is the WTO up to the Task?
Can WTO rules be used or reformed to better address Fossil Fuel Subsidies? Join this Geneva Trade Week session to find out.