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PPP Days 2010: March 22-24, Manila, Philippines

March 22-24, Manila, Philippines
Public-Private Partnership (PPP) experts gathered at the Asian Development Bank headquarters March 22-24 to discuss innovative PPP models and key policy issues for PPP Days 2010. They analyzed and explored how the public sector can engage most effectively in PPPs to deliver crucial services and gained knowledge on recent developments and trends in PPP models, while connecting with fellow practitioners, the private sector, and representatives from the donor community and International Financial Institutions who are supporting PPPs.
Blog posts from PPP Days 2010
Press Release (March 23, 2010) 
Highlights from PPP Days 2010
  • Day 1 focused on trends in financing conditions and implications for PPPs, and the impacts and aftermath of the global financial crisis on PPPs. Senior executives from the public and private sectors shared their responses and at the implications for the medium term.
  • Day 2 looked at emerging challenges for PPP practitioners, addressing important policy drivers at global, national, and local levels that are reshaping infrastructure and public service priorities for governments, focusing on urban, environment and health PPPs.
  • Day 3 brought participants on site visits to PPP projects in the Metro Manila area.
PPP Days 2010  |  March 22 – 24, 2010  |  Asian Development Bank Headquarters |  Manila, Republic of the Philippines 
PPP Days, the premier annual global meeting for public sector PPP practitioners provides a forum for those charged with developing and implementing PPP programs to share experiences on innovations in PPP policy, structuring, and financing. The 2010 three-day conference brought together practitioners from PPP units worldwide to analyze and explore innovative PPP models and key policy issues.
Drawing Lessons from the Crisis
The global liquidity crisis has made the financing of PPPs more difficult, and required governments to provide greater support and take on more risks. It has stimulated new initiatives and approaches, but also raised questions about the viability and desirability of PPP approaches.
At the same time, the need for investment in essential services has continued to escalate. Urban infrastructure investment needs continue to grow in line with rapid urbanization, but public service solutions also need to reflect priorities to reduce the carbon footprint of cities and their environmental impacts. Demographic and social dynamics, and rising costs are leading to a re-examination of how best to provide health care, and an increased formal role for the private sector through PPPs.
PPP Days 2010 highlighted important lessons, examining how the public sector has responded to the crisis, and discussing what governments will need to do to ensure deals continue to be financed and represent value for money.
PPP Days 2010 was hosted by the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank Institute, with support from the Mutilateral Investment Fund (FOMIN), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, the International Finance Corporation, the Development Academy of the Philippines, and the Government of the Philippines through the Department of Finance. 
Contact pppidays@worldbank.org for more information and official invitations to this free, invitation-only event.
Building on PPPI Days 2008
This year's event continued the dialogue of the last meeting, Public-Private Partnerships in Infrastructure (PPPI) Days, held in Washington, D.C. December 15-18, 2008, which brought together over 150 senior government officials from 65 countries.
open-quotesThis three-day global conference will examine innovative PPP models and key policy issues critical for today’s public sector practitioners.close-quotes