An analytical framework for the identification and preparation of projects ”

Many cities have sought to replicate the urban bus public-private partnership (PPP) structures that were successful at the turn of the millennium, such as those put in place in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. These cities have improved their public transport systems in the face of rapid urbanization, increasing air pollution and increasing road safety incidents through these PPP interventions. Looking at these past international experiences, and others, Public-private partnerships in urban bus systems: an analytical framework for project identification and preparation first challenges the hypothesis that PPP structures are always the optimal approach to improve urban bus systems. The authors use relevant case studies to demonstrate that structuring such PPPs in cities of the developing world requires tailor-made interventions that respond to local contexts. The authors identify the essential elements for the feasibility of PPP and invite readers to consider alternative solutions to achieve the desired objectives. This book presents an analytical framework that public transport practitioners can use to support the process of identifying and preparing the appropriate technical, financial and legal structures to improve urban mobility if a PPP is the preferred solution. It follows a detailed and risk-based approach to analyze in depth the challenges that might be encountered by cities seeking private participation in the proposed urban bus interventions. Using specific examples, the authors analyze in depth the specific risks and potential challenges of the planning phase that may be encountered and suggest strategies for practitioners to respond to specific local contexts and different alternative solutions. This study draws on international experiences, mainly in Latin America and in PPPs focused on streamlining the supply and operation of the fleet. Finally, the book helps identify and define bankable project structures that could respond well to local contexts and minimize risk.

In this webinar, Alejandro Hoyos Guerrero, Senior Transport Specialist, Transport Global Practice, will share the main findings of the report. This seminar will be held in English, without Japanese translation.

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8 am-9am, Friday July 30, 2021 (Japan Standard Time)

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Alejandro Hoyos Guerrero
Senior Transport Specialist, Global Transport Practice, World Bank

Alejandro Hoyos Guerrero is a Senior Transport Specialist within the World Bank’s Global Transport and ICT Practice. It supports urban transport projects mainly in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. Alejandro is passionate about how to maximize the sustainability and impact of transportation projects from different angles. He obtained an LL.M. and a BA in Economics from the Carlos III University of Madrid supplemented by a Masters in International Business Administration funded by ICEX. Since joining the Bank as an Operations Analyst in 2012, he has enjoyed learning multiple challenges working in very different cities and projects.

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