Public Procurement: The Fundamental Crossroads

At these times where the concept of innovation, entrepreneurship and risk taking are sublimated -when not simply vulgarised and down-scaled at the level of buzzword- the direct or indirect presence of public resources, the so called “tax-payer money”, in most ventures keeps the issue of their most economic use as central as it has always […]

PPPs: A Global Surge in Private Development Finance

In this post GBPG Advisors David Baxter and David Kinley assess the potential of Public Private Partnerships as a vehicle for international development finance. It is based on an interview led by David Kinley, GBPG Advisor for External Relations and former staff member of a range of high profile international organizations, including the World Bank, […]

UNECE Commits to Digital Transformation for Sustainable Development PPPs

“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated. I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans.” (Elon […]

The Need for Transparent and Competitive PPP Procurements

The ultimate goals of PPP procurements are obtaining value for money and choosing the right bidder who can support a partnership that is sustainable for the whole life-cycle of the project.  This can be difficult under the best of circumstances. However, no excuses should be made when it comes to ensuring that the procurement process […]

Ukraine’s Future – Civil Society Groups Are Key

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has shaken the international community to its core. The upsetting of the international balance – namely the use of force to violate the sovereignty of another country – has had profound impact on peace and stability. The wanton killing of innocent civilians, the desperate flight of refugees, the economic chaos, […]

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