Infrastructure Australia, the nation's independent infrastructure advisor, has launched new guidelines to drive greater transparency and accountability in infrastructure decision-making and reduce instances of major projects receiving funding before appropriate planning and assessment.
Following a resolution by the Council of Ministers, Saudi Arabia’s National Centre for Privatisation and Public-Private Partnerships (NCP) has published a draft law to govern private sector participation in government-sponsored programs and projects.
The Sejm of Poland, the lower house of the country's parliament, has voted to amend the law on public-private partnerships (PPPs).
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation of the Government of Ethiopia has established a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Unit to implement the PPP law passed in July 2017.
Yesterday the UK Parliament voted against imposing a windfall tax on PPP contractors. The tax was proposed by a member of the Labour Party, and was supported by members of other parties and publicly backed by the UK's second largest trade union.
In the coming weeks, the President of Brazil, Michel Temer, is expected to sign a bill regulating the concessions made during the administration of former president Dilma Rousseff. The main clause in the bill will allow companies who take on an existing concession to pay off any outstanding debt.
The Romanian government has updated the country's legislation on public-private partnerships in an effort to attract strategic investments. The new regulation introduces the Value for Money concept and provides the necessary steps in assessing a project.
The government of Bhutan has published its PPP rules and regulations 2017 as it looks to boost investment in the country.
Lebanon’s government has ratified the country’s PPP law.
Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved the establishment of a PPP Unit to replace the current unit within the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media.
Lithuania's Parliament has approved a new Concessions law which comes into power from 1st January 2018. The legislation, passed together with the adoption of the EU Directive 2014/23/EU, enables a wider and more flexible use of concessions. The new law aims to establish an adequate, balanced and flexible legal framework for the award of concessions that ensures equal and open access to the market to economic operators from across the European Union.
The House of Representatives of Nigeria has declared its intention to overhaul the laws on Public Private Partnership (PPP).
Italy has published the first amendment to the New Public Contracts Code in the Italian official Gazette.
Ireland's Ministry of State for Public Procurement has announced the signing of the Concessions Directive (2014/23/EU) into Irish law – SI 203 of 2017. This follows extensive engagement by Ministry with the European Commission and national stakeholders.
Puerto Rico has released the Proposed Regulations for the Procurement, Evaluation, Selection, Negotiation, and Award of Public-Private Partnership Contracts under Act No. 29-2009, as amended.
The Peruvian Ministry of Economy and Finance has passed an amendment to the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Law Regulation (Decreto Legislativo N° 1251).
The government of Argentina has launched the law 27,328 on PPPs, an instrument aimed to attract and accelerate investments from the private sector.
The World Bank Group and the Government of Sudan has launched Sudan’s first Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative.
The Government of Mali has adopted a new PPP Law (Loi N°2016 - 016/ DU 30 Dec 2016 Relative aux Partenariats Public-Prive au Mali).
Sri Lanka is to setup a separate division for Public Private Partnerships (PPP) under the Treasury with experts to support and advice on PPP projects.