Public-Private Partnership Forum

PPPs as a catalyst for economic development
organized by the World Association of PPP Units and Professionals (WAPPP)
Session Type
Session Themes
PPP Forum
Room number
Hall 7 Room 17
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Background Documents
19 October 2023
09:00 - 10:00 Abu Dhabi

Governments and institutions charged with promoting economic development use PPPs in a variety of circumstances to attract, retain and grow companies and to nurture entrepreneurship. The most common form is a twist on traditional PPPs, wherein the public sector invests first, then is repaid by revenues due to increased economic activity via investment and jobs.


Chief Executive Officer, International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
Practice Manager (acting) and Lead PPP Specialist, Infrastructure Finance, PPPs and Guarantees Department, World Bank
Chief Content Officer, Global Infrastructure Hub (GIB)


Chief Executive Officer of the International Sustainability & Resilience Center in New Orleans and Chair, WAPPP Sustainability & Resilience Chapter