The World Bank Group is developing its first strategy for Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV). The objective of the strategy is to address the drivers of FCV in affected countries and their impact on vulnerable populations, with the ultimate goal of contributing to peace and prosperity. To ensure the strategy benefits from a wide range of inputs, the World Bank Group is undertaking global consultations to inform the strategy’s development. | Press Release
This Public-Private Partnership (PPPs) guide explains how communities affected by a PPP can engage in the project. The aim is to improve the development outcomes from PPPs and simultaneously creating a smoother operating environment for all parties, including the government and the private sector. Better outcomes will be achieved by mobilizing the community to enhance positive impacts while avoiding or at least minimizing potential negative impacts.
The guide has been prepared by the Community Development Team within the International Finance Corporation and the PPP team within the World Bank Group’s Infrastructure Vice Presidency . It provides a practical, systematic way to engage communities in PPPs. A two-way process is presented; it is just as important to listen to and consider community input into a PPP as it is to share information and inform communities about the project. The aim is to improve the development outcomes from PPPs by mobilizing the community’s input.
The guide is intended for the governments that prepare PPPs, the private partners that implement PPPs, and the investors and lenders of PPPs. It also intended to inform communities affected by a PPP about what they should expect.
While all comments received will be reviewed and documented, comments and recommendations may not necessarily be incorporated into the final version of the guide. A comprehensive table will be released at the end of the consultation phase listing all feedback, comments, and recommendations without attribution to the person, organization, or entity that submitted it.
If you and/or your organization are interested in collaborating with the team to enhance the Guide to Community Engagement to PPPs, please submit your comments and feedback by August 16, 2019.