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The Global Infrastructure Hub (GIH) has just released a practical guide for governments preparing for infrastructure projects based on a study that explored practices in 15 countries.  Useful case reference studies on the following countries are included in the report:  Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Information was gathered through literature reviews and interviews with public sector officials in the abovementioned countries.The report points out that project preparation is a challenging task for governments that wish to launch viable and feasible infrastructure projects.With this challenge in mind, the Global Infrastructure Hub (GIH) prepared this new reference tool that will be a useful aid for policy-makers and practitioners in their quest to improve project preparation practices and their capacity for preparing quality infrastructure projects.Regarding the tool, the GIH states the following - The tool seeks to help address challenges faced by governments in early-stage project preparation through providing guidance in five focus areas. The five areas include -

  • The need for enabling environments
  • Financing project preparation
  • Infrastructure planning and project prioritization
  • Project feasibility, reviews and approvals
  • Project communication

I personally enjoyed working on this project as an advisor and consultant and I recommend the tool PPP practitioners who are tasked with the preparation of viable complex infrastructure projects for procurement, whether they be procured through traditional procurements or through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).