Attracting Investors to African infrastructure projects - a new guide

26 September 2008

As growth and development in Africa increase rapidly, investment in infrastructure projects will often be best accomplished through public-private partnership. This Project Preparation Guide offers the foundation blocks for public sector engagement with the private sector.

A new guide, produced by the Secretariat of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa with support from the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) of the World Bank, assesses the relevant issues for selecting a project for public-private partnership, the actions for preparing projects for market, and the management process. The guide addresses hiring and managing expert advisers, explains how the public sector should interact with the private sector during the project selection and preparation phases to ensure that decisions during these phases are realistic, and analyzes the issues of engagement with the private sector during the tender and after a contract has been signed.

Attracting Investors to African Public-Private Partnerships will help the public sector in Africa to attract private sector investment through effective project advertising, management, and implementation. This book will enhance the chances of developing effective public-private partnerships by overcoming major obstacles to project delivery by having the right information, on the right projects, for the right partners, at the right time.

The New Guide can be downloaded in English (PDF, 1MB).

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