17 Dec 2018

PEPFAR Ambassador-at-Large on benefits of true public-private partnerships

The American people, through our federal government, are helping solve the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic. I spoke to the Ambassador-at-Large overseeing these efforts, Deborah Birx. Here’s what she told me: AMB. BIRX: This is such a positive story and it’s what can be done when people work together—when Democrats and Republicans

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17 Dec 2018

Public-private partnership vital in healthcare funding

For many Kenyans without health insurance, falling sick can at best become a financial crisis and at worse, a death sentence. Quite often, many people have had to turn to friends and relatives to clear medical bills and meet funeral expenses for their loved one. It is for this reason

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17 Dec 2018

Unique public-private partnership and ‘perfect timing’

Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Luntey was in his first year as the new head honcho at the California Highway Patrol’s Dunsmuir Grade truck inspection facility when the phone rang. It was the contractor charged with completing a highway rehabilitation project on Interstate 5 that would periodically shut down half of one

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14 Dec 2018

Public-Private Partnership Takes Down Global Cybercriminals

The year 2018 is stacking up to be the year of cybercrime prosecution, with the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) flexing its muscle and truly demonstrating the “long arm of the law.” The number of indictments, extraditions, trials and convictions give us a sense that attorney generals across the United

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14 Dec 2018

New Dubai hospital to be built on public-private model

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will next month call “request for quotations” from private sector investors for a new $100 million-plus specialist cardiology hospital at the Rashid Complex. The hospital is scheduled for a 2022 opening. From these submissions, the DHA will ask selected bidders to provide RFPs (request for

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14 Dec 2018

Public-Private Partnership Commission issues new call for projects

The state Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Oversight Commission has issued a second call for public-private projects. The commission is empowered to look for candidates for projects involving the sharing of resources to finance, design, build, operate and maintain transportation infrastructure projects. After the first round of proposals in the spring, a

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14 Dec 2018

Reviving a forest through public-private partnership

In the 1990s, Santhavasal, a dry deciduous mixed forest in Tiruvannamalai, was an example of how human interference can lead to environmental degradation of an ecologically divers region. But, a 20-year-long intervention programme has shown the way to undo the destruction. Deforestation for timber, overgrazing and agricultural activities had eaten

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13 Dec 2018

Democratic Republic of the Congo – Adoption of a legislative framework applicable to public-private partnerships

While public-private partnerships have long been considered in DRC as an option to promote key sectors development, such as the electricity sector1 and the telecommunications sector2, the Democratic Republic of the Congo was missing a comprehensive legal framework applicable to public-private partnerships. A law dated 11 February 20143 provided the

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13 Dec 2018

Arthur Collins: Transportation and public-private partnership key to building Hudson Park

The new Hudson Park complex in Yonkers is a prime example of how improving transportation infrastructure can help revitalize overlooked areas that have been difficult to develop. By funding infrastructure upgrades, developers had the confidence to invest in the area along the Hudson River — creating housing and amenities that

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13 Dec 2018

Meaningful consultation ‘can counter public-private partnership mistrust’

Local authorities must look to involve their local communities fully in any public-private partnership (PPP) if they are to work well, according to the chief executive of one regeneration development firm. Matthew Weiner, CEO of U+I, told LGC of the need to “not just pay lip service to consultation” in

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