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How to Finance a PPP?
“It’s the business case, stupid!”

Finding the right funding composition for a project or a business initiative is always a challenge. Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are no exception; often even more complicated. In the workshop, PPPLab will share its sense making work on PPP financing and scaling strategies and engage the audience in practical steps of getting to innovative funding arrangements.

 

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What is this workshop about?

Finding the  right funding composition for a project or a business initiative is always a challenge. Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are no exception, and are in fact often even more complicated. PPPs try to combine social, economic and financial objectives. They involve different partners from different backgrounds and with different financial sources.

Also the world of development finance is evolving and the role of subsidy and grants is changing. Different forms of finance (repayable, blended, social/ development impact bonds etc.) can be opportunities, but are often poorly understood by PPP practitioners. At the same time, private sector parties will always seek the business case.

In the workshop, PPPLab will share its knowledge on PPP financing strategies and engage the audience in practical steps of getting to innovative funding arrangements. A potential to scale and stage of development towards scale will greatly influence the funding opportunities; the workshop will also draw from PPPLab’s research on scaling and system change. As they are currently developing practical, actionable tools,  this workshop serves as an opportunity to assess (and use) them.

Workshop Organizer

PPPLab supports the PPP community in making PPPs work. By conducting action research that provides insights, lessons learned and very practical navigation tools and organizing webinars, workshops and PPPcafe’s, the PPPLab enhances knowledge on PPPs. Insights and tools are all open source, free for use, and useful for design, develop, frame or negotiate processes up to managerial tips & tricks for public-private partnerships, particularly in the water and food area.

PPPLab is commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is driven and implemented by a consortium of: The Partnerships Resource Centre (PrC), Aqua for All, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) and SNV Netherlands Development Organization

Target audience: People involved/ interested in Public-Private Partnerships, (Innovative) Financing, Scaling & System Change. Consultants, (Impact) Investors.

For more information about the workshops, feel free to get in touch with our Head of Operations: Heleen Keijer: +31 (0)70 304 3621 or via africaworks@nabc.nl.