Public-Private Partnerships are a vital tool to promote investment in sustainable infrastructure and the energy transition. As pointed out in UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2023, infrastructure projects in which international investors join hands with governments and development banks achieve the lowest cost of finance.
The Annual Congress of the World Association of PPP Units and Professionals is the WAPPP flagship event. It will be held for the first time in person in Abu Dhabi during the WIF. WAPPP is a leading voice in the public-private partnership industry. It has over 400 members, with about 50 PPP Units and over 350 PPP professionals and corporate members.
The congress, through multiple sessions, will discuss how to mainstream PPPs in public investment plans, how to promote SDG-driven and climate resilient public-private partnerships, and what options are available to strengthen capacity building on PPPs in developing countries.
- What are the challenges to increasing the use of PPPs for public sector investment projects?
- With the prospective shift of multilateral development banks towards financing energy transition projects, what is needed to maximize the involvement and contribution of PPPs?
- What are the most pressing capacity building needs in developing countries to position PPP units for growing demand, and how can support be mobilized?