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

This webinar examined the different approaches to designing public-private partnership (PPP) agreements, as well as what these approaches mean and their implications in practice, including for infrastructure development.

June 26, 2019 8:00 pm

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 analyzed different approaches to designing PPP agreements, as well as what these approaches mean and their implications in practice. The webinar focused particularly on the 2019 Guidance on PPP Contractual Provisions developed and promoted by the World Bank. These experts also discussed 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 was designed specifically for developing country government officials across world regions, including Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. It was streamed live on the Zoom platform and a video is available for viewing below.

Background documents for the webinar can be found here: http://bit.ly/PPP-Webinar

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please contact us at investmentlaw@iisd.org

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