You are invited to join our online meeting with international experts in public private partnerships as we explore the implications of COVID-19 on PPPs in the road and infrastructure development sector. The World Bank recently reported that “in the short run, we expect to see temporary demand and operational disruptions leading to revenue losses for PPPs.
We can also expect delays in construction schedules due to supply-side issues such as labour, equipment, and raw material disruptions for PPPs under construction. In at least the medium term, governments should expect a lasting downward trend in revenues of operating PPP projects, adverse impacts on access to financing for projects yet to reach financial close, and disruption of construction schedules of projects already underway.”
Globally, as countries to get grips with the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on their economies, questions are arising in terms of the implications for PPPs across the board. We will be discussing the implications for the road sector and attempting to answer some of the following questions:
What will the impact be on PPPs in Africa?
How can the impact on PPPs be mitigated in the short-, medium- and long-term?
What are the options available to governments and how can they respond?
What are the legal obligations to be considered?
Implications on funding and finances.
Join us as we explore these and other questions impacting public private partnerships in Africa’s road sector.
Send us your questions ahead of time by emailing us here firstname.lastname@example.org