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Due to their geographical location, the world’s 32 Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) are facing common problems that negatively affect their economic engagement with the rest of the world. Long distances from the nearest seaports, inadequate transport and transit systems multiple border
Countries that wish to harness the potential of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to advance the development, provision and operation of sustainable infrastructure and public services will find help in ensuring this is done in ways that support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) thanks to
As part of the Seventh UNECE International PPP Forum, UNECE organized a competition to showcase the best public-private partnership (PPP) and infrastructure projects that contribute to the circular economy agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  For this competition – the second of
In the framework of its fifth International PPP Forum (22-26 April 2021), UNECE organised a competition to showcase the best People-first PPP projects contributing to 'Build Back Better' from Covid-19. Projects needed to address the following issues: stakeholder and community empowerment; poverty
As countries all over the world aim at ‘building back better’ from the COVID-19 pandemic , the recently-launched UNECE People-first PPP Evaluation Methodology for the Sustainable Development Goals can support  their efforts by providing a set of benchmarks and indicators to score infrastructure
Those hoping to see increased cooperation between the public and private sectors to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were given a boost on Wednesday 7 May to 8 May when the Heads of the UN Regional Commissions decided to share a platform and give their support to new forms of
The Belt and Road Initiative, launched by China in 2013, comprising the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, is aimed at building a trade and infrastructure network along ancient trade routes connecting Asia with Europe, Africa and beyond.   The initiative has so
770 million people around the world lack access to clean water, while 2.5 billion people do not have adequate sanitation services. These staggering statistics by the World Bank highlight the need for increased infrastructure investment in water and sanitation services if the ambitious targets in
Following a meeting between Dr. Enrique T. Ona, Secretary of Health, and Geoffrey Hamilton, Chief of UNECE’s Public-Private Partnerships Section, at the Department of Health, Manila, Philippines, the International Specialist Centre of Excellence on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Health
A group of the world’s leading international companies involved in Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) have argued that international PPP best practices and standards should be inspired by the objectives in the post 2015 Development Agenda that is being developed under the aegis of the UN.Meeting
On 13 February, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of a Specialist Centre for PPPs in Roads, Highways and Related Structures with the Construction Industry Development Council of India on the occasion of the 8th
The current environment for infrastructure and innovation financing will be the focus of the substantive segment of the Eighth session of the UNECE Committee on International Cooperation and Integration. . Participants will also consider policy options to support these two key drivers of
The UNECE International Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Centre of Excellence received the Special Award for South-South Cooperation at the closing ceremony of the Global South-South Development EXPO 2013 on 1 November in Nairobi, Kenya (see separate article on the EXPO). Established in February
The use of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for developing infrastructure and improving the delivery of social services in sectors such as transport, water management, water and wastewater, broadband/ ICT, renewable energy, green PPP, schools and health, the renovation of public buildings as
The fifth Session of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Public Private Partnerships (TOS PPP) will be held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva from 5-6 February 2012. The meeting will focus on the activities of the UNECE International PPP Centre of Excellence - a coordinating hub based within UNECE
In the modern world, it becomes increasingly clear that innovation in its various forms is a key factor of growth, competitiveness and prosperity. With this in mind, Governments of emerging market economies of the region seek to develop policy instruments aimed at enhancing the innovative
On 22 November 2012, Sven Alkalaj, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNECE Executive Secretary, and Dr. Enrique T. Ona, Secretary of Health of the Republic of the Philippines, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishing the Specialist Public-Private Partnerships  (PPPs
The Department of Health of the Government of the Philippines working with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and other agencies has taken an initiative to establish an International Specialist Centre on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Health. PPPs are becoming an
The International Conference on Promoting Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Montenegro and South-East Europe unanimously agreed to establish a Regional Centre of Excellence for South-East Europe under the auspices of the UNECE International PPP Centre of Excellence to disseminate best
GenevaDeveloping countries must do more to create transparent, accountable business conditions if they are to raise the capital needed to finance critical infrastructure.  This was a key theme underscored at PPP Days 2012, the premier global meeting for senior policy makers on Public
Geneva From 21st to 24th February, the United Nations office in Geneva will host over 500 delegates representing more than 80 governments at the premier global event in the public-private partnerships calendar, ‘PPP Days 2012’. This event is being jointly organized by the United Nations Economic
Geneva Fostering innovation occupies a central position in strategies to enhance national competitiveness, serving to increase productivity and providing the foundation for sustained economic growth. Collaboration between the public and private sectors, including in the development of key
Geneva On 19 April, the third session of the Team of Specialists on Public-Private Partnerships recommended the establishment of a UNECE International Centre of Excellence on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Geneva.The governments of the Netherlands, the Philippines, Qatar, Romania
Geneva The Third Session of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Public Private Partnerships (TOS PPP) will be held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva on 18-19 April 2011. PPPs are complicated to undertake and are therefore unsuccessful due to the lack of capability in the public sector.
Geneva Representatives from the five central Asian republics agreed on a unique initiative to work together to build their respective capacities to deliver Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) on the occasion of a PPP event organized by UNECE in Istanbul, Turkey, on 29-30 April 2010.PPPs have