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Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) Are Not A Must

Kenyans like to look towards South Korea for clues on how to successfully stimulate economic development. Having a similar starting point in the early 1960ies, South Korea is now the world’s 14th largest economy with Kenya trailing far behind. How did the small Asian nation do it? The article by Jungwook Kim from the Korean Development Institute explores to what extent the model of Public Private Partnerships played a role in bridging the gap between demand and supply of finances. And what alternative exist for infrastructure delivery.

Kenyans like to look towards South Korea for clues on how to successfully stimulate economic development. Having a similar starting point in the early 1960ies, South Korea is now the world’s 14th largest economy with Kenya trailing far behind. How did the small Asian nation do it? The article by Jungwook Kim from the Korean Development Institute explores to what extent the model of Public Private Partnerships played a role in bridging the gap between demand and supply of finances. And what alternative exist for infrastructure delivery.

It is our hope that you really enjoyed reading the last issue #20 of the G20 and the BRICS UPDATE.

Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) Are Not A Must

Popularity of PPP

Most developed and developing countries need more infrastructure, yet their fiscal resources are limited.

To fill the gap between demand and supply of infrastructure finance, an increasing number of countries are implementing (or considering the possibility of) public private partnership (PPP) projects. It is undeniable that PPP is viewed as a good option for infrastructure development. Moreover, multilateral development banks 1 try to support and promote PPP in various ways. In these circumstances, the experience of Korea may offer some valuable lessons to various actors in PPPs.

Gender

Participants at Kisumu Gender Forum

Majority of Kisumu County's population lives in the grip of a patriarchal structure where gender roles are ascribed. The County’s policy and development blueprints as well as County budget make useful references to gauge the prioritization and analysis of gendered needs of the Couny residents.

According to this report, systematic discrimination against women drives patterns of inequality and poverty.  It argues that  the G20 cannot achieve inclusive growth with gender-blind policies. Therefore, the G20 must reassess its entire agenda and, among other things, promote women's rights in employment, social protection, and fiscal policy.

Democracy

Lions of Science: The competition is on!

The second Lions of Science Award is coming up in October. Kenyan students are invited to send their applications now to become part of a large network of creative minds and benefit from international partnerships.

Sauti Mtaani Poster in Korogocho Ward

Youth in Nairobi’s informal settlements are using e-platforms to engage Members of County Assembly in solving issues in their wards.

Environment

NIE Workshop Participants

What are the common obstacles that African National/ Multilateral/ and Regional Implementing Entities face during the Adaptation Fund Board accreditation process and during the execution of projects?

Illustrations by Ines Meier

From the extraction of tar sands in North America to large-scale land purchases in Africa and from China’s investment in the Mekong region to mining and soya production in Latin America – the global resources bonanza is a fact. But all this use of natural resources doesn’t respect the ecological limits of our world and it doesn’t result in a fair distribution of the profits.

International Dialogue

Africa Rising? Think Again
by

Looking at the development of GDP in African countries, the continent is currently on a flight of fancy. But there are good reasons to question the mantra of the rise of Africa critically.