Washington DC – hosted by the Dutch Government at the Dutch Embassy.
Good infrastructure is the foundation of economic growth. However, growing populations and aging infrastructure are straining the capacity of nations all over the world: more than $50 trillion in infrastructure investments will be needed worldwide by 2030, according to the McKinsey Global Institute. To meet this level of investment, the public and private sectors, as well as local and international organizations, need to work together in public private partnerships (PPP).
The Royal Netherlands Embassy, in cooperation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), is organizing a seminar on the Do's and Don'ts on Public Private Partnerships. The focus will be on infrastructure (roads, water), but the lessons learned are also applicable to other areas of public services.
The purpose of attending the event is to:
· Show support to the ICoE and its work in the development of international standards on PPP;
· Meet the prospective participating donors’ network; and
· Contribute to the meeting and share knowledge (see programme).