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[Workshop] Capacity Building Program for APEC Member Economies’ Infrastructure Development
(Training Workshop on Public-Private Partnership)

Type Workshop
Venue Shanghai, China Date 2014-12-08 ~ 2014-12-13
Host AFDC; KDI School of Public Policy and Management Organizer
Capacity Building Program for APEC Member Economies’ Infrastructure Development: 
Training Workshop on Public-Private Partnership (PPP)
Background:

Well-designed, sustainable and resilient infrastructure enhances economic growth, boosts productivity and promotes job creation. Regional infrastructure also facilitates smooth flow of goods, services and people across borders, improves regional connectivity and promotes sustainable development. Given the huge infrastructure gap and limited financial resources of governments in the APEC region, Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) offers a viable alternative to traditional procurement methods to support infrastructure development. PPP expands public infrastructure supply, improves service quality, maximizes the use of private sector capital and know-how, lowers lifecycle costing of a project and alleviates budget constraints through sharing of risks and responsibilities.

APEC is an important platform for economic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. Cooperation on infrastructure investment and financing has been identified as an important policy theme for the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) in 2014. Following Korea’s proposal for launching a capacity building training program for officials in charge of infrastructure development in member economies, Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center (AFDC) will collaborate with the KDI School of Public Policy and Management and implement a series of training programs.

This workshop is one of the activities to promote capacity building on infrastructure investment and financing. It will offer participants of APEC member economies an invaluable opportunity to explore not only the in-depth knowledge about PPP modality but also some economies’ experiences and practices on infrastructures investment and financing. 
Dec. 8 SESSION 1: Public–Private Partnership (PPP)—An Overview
This session will review the fundamentals of public-private partnership (PPP) such as the definition and rationale of PPP, important characteristics of PPP projects, various models of PPP, the basic structure of a PPP arrangement, and regional or global best practices.
Speaker: ADB (TBC)

SESSION 2: The Importance of Stakeholder Engagement in PPP Projects
This session will illustrate the importance of stakeholder engagement in PPP projects, which require a range of stakeholders within and outside government to take on new roles or perform existing roles in improved ways. Different stakeholders have different interests and play various important roles in the whole PPP process. Building solid partnerships with all stakeholders throughout the process will help to ensure the outcomes of projects are archived and fully recognized.
Speaker: Cities Development Initiative for Asia (TBC)
 
Dec. 9 SESSION 3: Building a Favorable Legal and Regulatory Framework for PPP
This session will discuss the legal and regulatory issues concerning PPP, including among others consumer protection, property rights, competition law, enabling legislation, license, contracts and effective regulation that ensures commitment, legitimacy of contracts, predictability,  transparency, and objectivity.
Speaker:  World Bank (TBC)

SESSION 4: The Development of PPP in China – from Public Sector’s Perspective
This session will share the evolution of PPP for infrastructure in China and the main lessons learned from the PPP experience to date in China with a focus on China’s PPP promotion strategy and Chinese government’s current major tasks such as the development of PPP guidelines, the establishment of PPP units and the promotion of PPP pilot projects, etc.
Speaker: Li Chen, Deputy Director, Urban Economic Development Division, Shanghai Municipal Finance Bureau
Dec. 10 SESSION 5: The Development of PPP in Korea –from Public Sector’s Perspective
This session will introduce Korea’s experiences and practices in developing PPP, especially the role of Korean government in improving the legal framework and institutional settings for PPP, etc.
Speaker: Jeong Ho Kim, Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management

SESSION 6: Private Sector’s Perspective on PPP – the Case of Korea
This session will discuss key issues and experiences from successful PPP projects in Korea from the perspective of the private sector.
Speaker: Jong Moo Jung, CEO, KG Infra Finance Research (Center) Co. Ltd
Dec. 11 SESSION 7: Private Sector’s Perspective on PPP – the Case of China
This session will discuss key issues and experiences from successful PPP projects in China from the perspective of the private sector.
Speaker: Xin Qiang, General Manager, CCB Chengtou Environmental Protection Equity Investment Management Co., Ltd.
SESSION 8: Public–Private Partnership: the United Nations’ Experiences
Speaker: UNISDR Asia and Pacific (TBC)
Dec. 12 Field Visit to Shanghai Laogang Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Phase IV (TBC)
Field Visit to Shanghai Pudong Veolia Water Corporation (TBC)
Dec. 13 Culture Tour

 

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