Prof. Iryna Zapatrina has been selected as a member of an international team to develop a Practical Guide “Delivering PPP projects for sustainable economic recovery and reconstruction in support of the SDGs”.
The purpose of this document preparation is to develop a guide for the public sector to streamline and accelerate the delivery of PPPs for the SDGs including in the reconstruction phase in postpandemic, post-disaster and post-war context.
Scope PPPs for the SDGs can boost investment in sustainable infrastructure. As we approach the halfway mark of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the pace of delivery of sustainable infrastructure projects – green, resilient, circular and of high quality – must be accelerated to meet the SDG targets by 2030 and to support sustainable economic recovery and reconstruction. The scope of the guide is to set out policy options/recommendations on possible ways of streamlining and accelerating the delivery of PPPs for the SDGs.
The guide will have a particular focus on the reconstruction phase in post-pandemic, post-disaster and post-war contexts by exploring solutions for a fast-track PPP process while implementing the ECE Guiding Principles and the five desirable PPP for the SDGs outcomes.
The guide should be drafted in a way as to not create an unnecessary optimism bias towards PPPs. Such solutions may include special procedures enhancing the capacity and efficiency of the public sector, refining policies and legislation, a review of administrative roles and improving inter-agency and public sector coordination, improving replicability of similar projects (e.g., by procuring projects in batches), and the establishment of special funds and the use of blended finance.
The guide will also include an analysis of successful projects and best practices related to resilience, food security for the economic recovery and reconstruction of countries in the ECE region, including in sustainable agriculture, health and nutrition, food supply disruptions, food waste policies, and mitigating climate change.