Handbook for Designing and Executing Public-Private Partnership (PPP)

The term “public–private partnership” describes a range of possible relationships among public and private entities in the context of infrastructure and other services. Effective PPPs recognize that the public and the private sectors each have certain advantages, relative to the other, in performing specific tasks. The structure of the partnership should be designed to allocate risks to the partners who are best able to manage those risks and thus minimize costs while improving performance.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has published the Public–Private Partnership (PPP) Handbook as an introduction or primer to the design and execution of PPP strategies and projects in the context of development finance. This handbook was designed for the staff of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and its developing member countries’ clients. It provides an overview of the role, design, structure, and execution of PPPs for infrastructure development. With inputs from policy and transaction specialists, this handbook addresses a range of matters associated with PPPs, from policy considerations to implementation issues.

The handbook is available at: http://www.adb.org/Documents/Handbooks/Public-Private-Partnership/defaul...