Economies rely on infrastructure to support supply chains and move goods domestically and internationally, power businesses and homes, and provide critical services such as healthcare and education. Infrastructure development also provides jobs from construction to implementation. Around the world, there is a large gap between needed infrastructure and bankable projects. CLDP works with the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and other stakeholders in this space to assist foreign partners in developing bankable infrastructure projects. CLDP implements infrastructure projects in Peru, in Sub-Saharan Africa through Power Africa, and in South and Southeast Asia under the Infrastructure Transaction and Assistance Network (ITAN).

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)

PPPs are long-term contracts between a private party and a government entity for providing a public asset or service. PPPs transfer risk on a sliding scale based on which party is best suited to handle the risk. CLDP works with governments to help them design legislation, regulations, and model contracts for PPPs. CLDP also provides technical assistance to governments in understanding PPP structures, how to run a PPP tender and evaluate bids, and how to negotiate contracts.

Upcoming Programs

October 27, 2020 - February 9, 2021

CLDP conducted a webinar series on concepts in public-private partnerships (PPPs) for the Urban Development Authority (UDA) of Sri Lanka. PPPs provide an innovative​ financing approach to developing major infrastructure projects across the globe. The webinar series covered concepts including PPP structure, payment mechanisms, project agreements, financing agreements, common contract clauses, and public support mechanisms. Each webinar topic was followed by a discussion group one week after the webinar was delivered. UDA received these trainings weekly from October 27th, 2020 to February 9th, 2021. CLDP’s collaboration with UDA of Sri Lanka is part of its ongoing technical assistance under the Infrastructure Transaction and Assistance Network.

CLDP in Action

November 9, 2020

CLDP, along with INSOL International and the World Bank Group, a series of Live Forum broadcasts, providing a platform for the judiciary to discuss current issues whilst facilitating knowledge sharing.