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IFC Advisory Services in Public-Private Partnerships: Lessons from Our Work in Infrastructure, Health and Education

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This IFC SmartBook is a compilation of twelve IFC SmartLessons published between February and November and 2009 that focuses on the topic of conflict-affected countries. IFC Advisory Services in Public-Private Partnerships helps governments implement public-private partnership transactions and expand private-sector participation to increase the quality and quantity of investments in infrastructure, health, and education, while limiting public sector funding and risk. This report highlights some of IFC's experiences and lessons learned in working on more than 277 projects in 88 countries over the past 21 years. The lessons that follow demonstrate the business case for private sector investment and show what worked and what should be done differently. The report includes the following lessons. Mission difficult, but not impossible... making public-private partnerships work for the poor, by Robert Taylor (February 2009). The value of the "value for money" approach when there's no money, by Juan Luis Flores (May 2009). Delivering the goods : multi-donor approaches to project development and funding, by John Hodges (September 2009). Bringing reliable electricity to rural areas of the Philippines,by William Trant Beloe, Art Cariaga, Marianna Fernando-Pacua, and Jed A. Sevilla (November 2009). Five keys to powering up a private-sector participation transaction : the Albanian experience, by Ariana Progri (November 2009). Ashta hydropower : turning a doubtful concept into a technological trailblazer, by Martin Sobek (May 2009). A first for IFC! : desalination project at King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, by Muneer Ferozie (February 2009). Never test the depth of the water with both feet : lessons from the sinking of the Bangalore water project, by Neeraj Gupta, and Neha Mehra (May 2009). Scaling up rural water supply service in Benin : a programmatic approach and budget support, by Sylvestre Bea, Claude Leroy-Themeze, and Christophe Prevost (November 2009). Dare to fail : counterintuitive lessons from mergers and acquisitions experience in the airline sector, by James Morley (February 2009). Breaking new ground : Lesotho hospital public-private partnership - a model for integrated health services delivery, by Carla Faustino Coelho And Catherine O'farrell (July 2009). Reappraisal of the private schools support programs in Ghana, Kenya, And Rwanda, by Brigid Amoako and Jane Onoka (May 2009).


Amoako, Brigid; Bea, Sylvestre; Beloe, William Trant; Cariaga, Arturo Doria; Faustino Coelho, Carla M. N.; Fernando-Pacua, Marianna Alfa; Ferozie, Muneer A.; Flores, Juan-Luis; Gupta, Neeraj; Hodges, John T.; Leroy-Themeze, Claude M.L.; Mehra, Neha; Morley, James; O'Farrell, Catherine C.; Onoka, Jane; Prevost, Christophe; Progri, Ariana; Sevilla, Jed A.; Sobek, Martin; Taylor, Robert. 2010. IFC advisory services in public-private partnerships : lessons from our work in infrastructure, health and education (English). IFC smart lessons book. Washington, DC : World Bank Group.


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