Closing the Social Infrastructure Gap: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships

13th September 2022
Andrew Thomas
Advisory Director

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are playing an increasingly important role in the development of social infrastructure in the Middle East. As governments seek to address the region’s growing infrastructure needs, PPPs offer a flexible and innovative way to finance, design, build, operate, and maintain vital infrastructure assets. From hospitals and schools to water and sewerage systems, PPPs are being used to deliver social infrastructure projects across the region.

In this episode of the Anticipate Podcast, Andrew Thomas, Advisory Director, at WSP in the Middle East is joined by Nasser Mahmoud, Founder & Managing Director of Concept Realisation to discuss the challenges facing PPPs in the region and uncover the massive opportunities they offer in delivering efficient social infrastructure.

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WSP Middle East · Closing the Social Infrastructure Gap: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships

Talking points:

2:56 – The main types of PPP that government can consider for social infrastructure

5:15 – The pros and cons of each type of PPP and the type that governments should consider for social infrastructure

9:45 – Comparing social PPP with transportation or energy PPP

12:18 – Assessing the success of a service-based PPP

14:25 – The biggest challenges that face PPP in the social infrastructure domain

18:38 – Improving the public perception of PPP

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