15 May 2019

Public-private pioneer Sandy Springs saving $14M by bringing services in house

Sandy Springs, the city that has received national attention for its public-private partnership model that started when it was incorporated in December 2005 and was copied by other new cities, is changing course. Starting in July, Sandy Springs will bring in house all of the services provided privately in the

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15 May 2019

A horrible example of public-private partnership

In what seems like a case of complicity between a government agency and a private farm, a portion of land of a mangrove forest in Chattogram’s Sitakunda upazila was leased out to a private company to build a for-profit ship-breaking yard. As this daily reported on May 13, at least

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14 May 2019

To Protect Patagonia’s World-Class Parks, Chile Turns to Public-Private Partnership

The Chilean Patagonia features enormous archipelagos, soaring peaks, dense forests, crystal-clear lakes, rivers teeming with wildlife, and much more. The region is home to numerous ecosystems, all of which are rich in biodiversity and in need of long-term protection. Today the Chilean government announced a major public-private collaboration that aims

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13 May 2019

Indonesia: accelerating urban transportation development with public-private partnership

The country’s rapid urban transportation development is creating vast opportunities for collaboration and investments for the private sector. Indonesia’s steady economic growth in recent years has spurred rapid urbanization across the archipelago. According to the World Bank, the growth rate of cities in Indonesia is 4.1 per cent per year – faster than

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10 May 2019

Gov’t Owns State Assets Under Public-Private Partnerships

Executive Director of the Public Investment Management Secretariat (PIMSEC), Douglas Levermore, says that the Government retains ownership of the country’s assets under public-private Ppartnership (PPP) arrangements. “In the PPP modality, the Government still owns the assets, so this notion of a sell-out of the particular government interest is not founded

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10 May 2019

UN urges strong public-private partnership in Africa’s financial sector

Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Vera Songwe on Thursday emphasized the need to establish strong Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) to boost Africa’s financial sector. The ECA chief stressed that “the landscape of PPPs is not well defined and there is much work needed for both the public

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09 May 2019

Public-private partnership authority to be set up: minister

The Punjab government will establish a public private partnership (PPP) authority in the province to effectively implement the projects in this regard in province. The decision was made in a meeting held on Wednesday to review the Annual Development Programme (ADP) 2019-20. Chaired by Provincial Minister Hashim Jawan Bakhat, the

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09 May 2019

Wireless Access For Health Initiative: A Public-Private Partnership

A stark divide has emerged in the modern world, where large populations of underserved exist with poor access to basic amenities. Financially sustainable and innovative solutions are needed to help them break out of the cycle of poverty. In the Philippines, a country spread out over 7,000 predominantly rural islands

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09 May 2019

City of El Paso considering public-private partnership for Downtown arena

The city of El Paso is considering an option where a private partner helps design, build, partially finance and operate the downtown multipurpose performing arts and entertainment center, commonly called the arena. A request for proposal (RFP) submitted by the city’s Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing Department on April 30 requests

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08 May 2019

New fuel-related technologies to advance through private, public partnership

Swift Fuels, Purdue University and the Purdue Research Foundation have entered into a collaborative research agreement to work to develop and commercialize new fuel-related technologies. Swift Fuels, based in the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, develops proprietary techniques to enhance the value of fuels, which it then licenses to

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