Public–Private Partnerships (PPPs) have been implemented broadly around the world in the infrastructure sector—water and sanitation, transports, energy, and telecommunications—and, more recently, in the provision of public services— education, health, prisons, and water and waste management. Key aspects of the contract design, such as risk allocation and payment mechanisms, significantly affect the PPP outcomes because they affect the incentives of the public and private parties to deliver a public service that satisfies user needs. Nevertheless, contractual provisions used in practice often do not implement the efficient risk allocation. In this chapter, we discuss the crucial role of the public sector in designing and imposing standardized contracts, monitoring their compliance, disclosing contractual information to the general public, and transferring risks to the private sector in order to reduce the likelihood of PPP performance failure.

The Risks and Tricks in Public-Private Partnerships

IOSSA, ELISABETTA;
2014

Abstract

Public–Private Partnerships (PPPs) have been implemented broadly around the world in the infrastructure sector—water and sanitation, transports, energy, and telecommunications—and, more recently, in the provision of public services— education, health, prisons, and water and waste management. Key aspects of the contract design, such as risk allocation and payment mechanisms, significantly affect the PPP outcomes because they affect the incentives of the public and private parties to deliver a public service that satisfies user needs. Nevertheless, contractual provisions used in practice often do not implement the efficient risk allocation. In this chapter, we discuss the crucial role of the public sector in designing and imposing standardized contracts, monitoring their compliance, disclosing contractual information to the general public, and transferring risks to the private sector in order to reduce the likelihood of PPP performance failure.
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