Find out how the Infrastructure and Projects Authority supports UK infrastructure abroad and helps overseas governments.
The Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) provides advice and support on infrastructure and Public-Private Partnerships from a government perspective.
It helps overseas governments, public sector authorities, Public-Private Partnership (PPP) units, regional development banks and multilateral organisations. It also supports UK government departments’ objectives overseas.
The international team works with UK government posts abroad in coordinating its work. It may be able to advise on any available funding.
What we do
- strategic advice to overseas governments, regional development banks, multilateral organisations and think tanks, for example on assurance, PPP programmes and units, and national infrastructure plans
- training to overseas governments and multilateral officials on infrastructure topics
- information, contacts and commercial advice on infrastructure and PPP-related issues to support HM Government’s engagements overseas including our infrastructure alliances with China and Brazil
- a point of contact for UK government overseas infrastructure and PPP expertise
- organise and take part in overseas seminars, conferences, trade missions and events
- share information with UK businesses and industry groups on overseas opportunities
Where we work
IPA has worked with over 50 governments around the world.
We are also in regular contact with PPP units, governments and international institutions across the world. We are a member of the European PPP Expertise Centre and have close relations with bodies including the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and Global Infrastructure Hub.
The IPA has produced a series of publications that you may find helpful.
Public Private Partnerships in Emerging Markets: How to Engage with the Private Sector (available in English and French)
Attracting Investors to African Public-Private Partnerships (available in English and French)