Ongoing dialogue between the World Bank Group and stakeholders—government, civil society, media, academia, the private sector and others—is a critical aspect of our work. Tapping into a broad range of perspectives strengthens the outcomes and accountability of our engagement and helps build enduring partnerships. It is through this dialogue that we can help implement more effective solutions to local, regional and global development challenges. This website is a platform to inform and consult with interested and affected parties on select areas of our work, such as new policies or changes to regulations, Country Partnership Strategies, and global thematic studies and programs. Below is a list of consultations currently being held in various countries on different topics. Additional consultations may take place through face-to-face engagements and other digital channels.
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.