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UNECE becomes one of the Partners of the World Bank’s PPP Knowledge Lab

Achieving the ambitious targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will require a revitalized and enhanced global partnership that brings together Governments, civil society, the private sector, the United Nations system and other actors.

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) will have a major role to play in helping mobilizing the massive investments needed. With the highest priority given to ‘innovative partnerships’, the need for access to high-quality information and best practices on the applicability of PPP models in various sectors and regions is higher than ever. The work of the multilateral development banks in developing knowledge on PPPs has been extremely impressive. The knowledge collected on PPPs covers, for example, the best practices surrounding the legal and regulatory frameworks.

UNECE’s PPP Programme aims to become a global leader within the UN system in PPPs for the 2030 Development Agenda, based upon the development of international standards, guidelines and best practices and related implementation support. However, it is imperative not to reinvent the wheel and consolidate high quality materials and analysis on PPPs in one platform accessible by everyone and everywhere around the world

UNECE is therefore pleased to announce that it is joining as Partner the World Bank’s PPP Knowledge Lab - a one-stop source for knowledge products on PPPs that assures their high quality and completeness. The PPP Knowledge Lab is a collaborative initiative of various multilateral development banks, supported and developed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund (FOMIN), the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) and the World Bank Group.

UNECE believes that this global platform supported by many multilateral development banks and now by the United Nations will grow even stronger and will be utilized by various constituencies around the world.