Conference Proceedings

Asia Pacific Infrastructure Partnership (APIP)

Various Locations  2010-2014

In 2010, the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) created a regional structure to enable governments and the private sector to frankly and objectively discuss complex matters related to infrastructure finance and enhance understanding of the issues and risks they face. This structure, the Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Partnership, involves key officials, experts from multilateral development banks, and senior private sector experts from a wide range of fields relevant to infrastructure PPP. The first dialogues were held with the governments of Mexico and Peru on 24 August 2011 in Lima with further dialogues in Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.

Research reports have been prepared by Foster Infrastructure on Comparative Study of Contractual Clauses to Provide for the Smooth Adjustment of Physical Infrastructure and Services through the Lifecycle of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Project, Best Practice in Design of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for Social Infrastructure, particularly in Health Care and Education and Comparative Study of Frameworks to protect the Long Term Interests of Pension Funds Investing in Public-Private Partnerships. SMART Infrastructure prepared a report on Incorporating Externalities into the Revenue Line of Private Public Partnerships. RMIT School of Accounting prepared a report on Tax Incentives for Public-Private Partnerships.