Public-Private Partnerships in Non-Traditional Markets
Non-traditional markets, such as sparsely populated settlements, are traditionally thought to be unfit for private sector investment because of their lack of economies of scale. However, private firms are present and active even in rural and peri-urban areas. With appropriate risk management tools, the domestic private sector can be further encouraged to enter these non-traditional markets.
WSP helps create a demonstration effect with sustainable and effective PPP arrangements, and also strengthens the enabling environment – addressing the legal, regulatory, financial and institutional factors that encourage the creation of additional PPPs. WSP works with national and local government agencies as well as with ministries of public works, regulators, and utilities to find business solutions and management models that can be optimized through PPPs.