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Dedicated Public-Private Partnership Units

A Survey of Institutional and Governance Structures

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Dedicated public-private partnership (PPP) units are organisations set up with full or partial aid of the government to ensure that the skills needed to handle third-party provision of goods and services are made available and clustered together within government. Such units enhance the capacity of government to successfully manage the risks associated with a growing number and value of PPPs. Although a relatively recent phenomenon, in 2009 more than half of all OECD countries reported the existence of a dedicated unit of some kind.  

This book provides an overview of dedicated PPP units in OECD countries, including case studies covering: the State of Victoria (Australia), Germany, Korea, South Africa (an OECD enhanced engagement country), and the United Kingdom. It examines the functions and locations of dedicated PPP units, the role they play in the procurement process and  the lessons learned for other countries that have already established or are considering establishing a dedicated PPP unit.

 

Further reading

Public-Private Partnerships: In Pursuit of Risk Sharing and Value for Money (OECD, 2008)

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Executive Summary

Dedicated public-private partnership (PPP) units include any organisation set up with full or partial aid of the government to ensure that necessary capacity to create, support and evaluate multiple public-private partnership agreements are made available and reside in government. Although dedicated units are considered a relatively recent phenomenon, in 2009 over one-half of all OECD member countries reported the existence of a dedicated PPP unit of some kind (see Table 0.1). The establishment of a dedicated unit serves to enhance the capacity of government to successfully manage the risks associated with a growing number and value of publicprivate partnerships. Given the substantial sums involved and the long duration of public-private partnerships, the importance of risk allocation, and the contractual complexity of the relationship, the management of public-private partnership agreements requires a high level of capacity.

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