The private sector participation is crucial to country development bringing more funds, technical knowledge and efficiency in several sectors (energy, telecommunication, transport, water and sewerage), particularly to developing countries. The demand for infrastructure projects has increased considerably in the recent years especially in emerging and developing countries, which can be attributed primarily to the rapid economic growth and the vast urbanization and industrialization of these economies. Moreover, much investment will be needed in these countries for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, specifically the goal of poverty reduction. In order to ensure the private participation in infrastructure projects, it is necessary to deepen the government-private sector cooperation through Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). These partnerships have proved to be successful instruments to country development as much in developed countries as in developing countries.
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