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Infrastructure Challenges in South Asia: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships

dc.contributor.authorGeethanjali Nataraj
dc.description.abstractThe importance of private sector participation and public-private partnerships (PPPs) in promoting infrastructure development in the Asian region has been significant. Though there are several studies which have highlighted the role of PPPs in infrastructure in East and South East Asia, few studies have dealt with the contribution of PPPs to infrastructure in the South Asian region. This paper examines the existing infrastructure facilities and infrastructure needs of the South Asian region and looks at the role played by PPPs as important tools in enhancing infrastructure development in South Asia. This study points out the constraints to private sector participation in South Asia and looks at the experience of India and a few other countries in the region with respect to PPPs. The role of multilateral banks in promoting infrastructure in South Asia is also highlighted. Further, the study analyzes alternative means of financing infrastructure, such as defense offsets, and suggests policy measures to minimize the constraints to private sector participation in sustaining infrastructure development in the South Asian region.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.titleInfrastructure Challenges in South Asia: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertFinancial & Private Sector Development
dc.subject.expertPrivate Sector Investments
dc.subject.expertPrivate Sector Participation
dc.subject.expertPrivate Sector Projects
dc.subject.expertPublic Sector Infrastructure
dc.subject.expertPublic Sector Management
dc.subject.expertPublic Sector Projects
dc.subject.adbPrivate enterprises
dc.subject.adbPrivate ownership
dc.subject.adbPublic enterprises
dc.subject.adbPublic finance
dc.subject.adbInfrastructure projects
dc.subject.adbDevelopment projects
dc.subject.adbFinancial loss
dc.subject.naturalCentral local government relations
dc.subject.naturalDecentralization in government
dc.subject.naturalSubnational governments
dc.subject.naturalGovernment monopolies
dc.subject.naturalIntergovernmental fiscal relations
dc.subject.naturalInvestment of public funds
dc.subject.naturalLocal finance
dc.subject.naturalGovernment services
dc.subject.naturalState governments
dc.subject.naturalMunicipal government
dc.subject.naturalBank failures
dc.title.seriesADBI Working Paper Series
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themePrivate Sector
oar.themePublic Sector
oar.adminregionSouth Asia Region
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.authorNataraj, Geethanjali

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