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Training on implementation of Public-Private Partnerships

British Embassy Lima and CAF organised seminar for Peruvian civil servants with the collaboration of ProInversión.

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HMA James Dauris (second from left), present at the opening of the CAF-BE Lima-ProInversión seminar.

HMA James Dauris (second from left), present at the opening of the CAF-BE Lima-ProInversión seminar.

The event was held on July 22-23, bringing together several Peruvian government functionaries in the sectors of health, education, transport, justice and culture, as well as the Ministry of Economy and Finance, ProInversion and functionaries of CAF.

The participants were trained to strengthen their capacities in areas related to Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) through the British government’s experience in using this modality to develop infrastructure projects and provide public services.

The British model was used as an example in the seminar due to its huge success. This model is the result of a long process begun by the State and includes an intensive program for building the capacities of functionaries of different sectors and levels of the government. Also, it actively involved the participation of society in all stages of the PPP process, applying communication strategies and mechanisms for transparency.

Due to lessons learned in recent decades, the British model has detailed manuals, guidelines and protocols for conducting the various activities involved in the conduct of the APP process. Even though the realities are very different between countries, these standards may be applicable to Peru through a process of adaptation by the entities involved, regarding the particularities of each project and company.

On the other hand, the importance of strategic planning by the State was emphasized, as the main shaft in promoting policies of private investment is to establish the needs and priorities of investments. Finally, it stressed the need for proper communication between all actors involved in the PPP process to ensure its success.

The seminar was attended by distinguished speakers from the UK, Mexico, Brazil and Peru, such as Javier Encinas (UK), Deputy Director of Infrastructure UK (British Treasury); Jorge Valenzuela (Peru), Associate Principal of Arup; Jorge Secall (Brazil), Consultant of Arup; Gavin Quantock (UK), Deputy Director of Deloitte UK; and Miguel Donovan (Mexico), Director of Currie & Brown. You may find more information on the seminar here:

Published 15 August 2014