MDB Joint Initiatives

Links to joint multilateral development bank (MDB) initiatives on public-private partnerships, including knowledge sharing activities, learning and knowledge resources, and joint facilities and projects. 


  • PPP Certification Program

    The APMG PPP Certification Program is an innovation of the Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Development Bank through its Multilateral Investment Fund, Islamic Development Bank, World Bank Group, part funded by the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, and delivered by APMG International. The program marks an important milestone in the MDBs’ efforts to share knowledge, establish standards, and enhance professionalism in the delivery of PPPs globally. The basis of the program is the PPP Guide, a comprehensive Body of Knowledge that prepares candidates for Certified Public-Private Partnership Professional (CP³P) credential exam. 

Knowledge Sharing

  • Global Roundtables on Infrastructure Governance and Tools

    The Global Roundtables on Infrastructure Governance and Tools program brings together government officials, the private sector, civil society and practitioners to create better approaches, standards, and tools that will improve infrastructure governance around the world. A series of regional roundtables comprise the core of the program.

    Basic infrastructure services are scarce in many developing countries. Yet, the main impediment to e investment, is not lack of financing, but of good governance. Globally, research shows we will have an infrastructure deficit of $57 trillion by 2030 making effective mobilization of infrastructure financing an imperative.

    The program follows directly from the 2015 Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for development. It also comes in response to the recommendations of the Global Infrastructure Forum that took place in Washington DC in April 2017.

  • Global Infrastructure Forum

    The Global Infrastructure Forum aims to enhance coordination among multilateral development banks and their development partners to better develop sustainable, accessible, resilient, and quality infrastructure for developing countries, and focuses on how governments and their working partners can attract more resources for infrastructure.

    The forum is jointly organized by the MDBs in close partnership with the United Nations (UN)African Development Bank (AfDB)Asian Development Bank (ADB)Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank , AIIB)European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)European Investment Bank (EIB)Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)New Development Bank (NDB)World Bank Group  (WBG).

  • PPP Days Conference

    Public-Private Partnerships Days is a forum for public sector PPP practitioners to interact with peers and PPP experts from all over the world, along with international organizations, financial institutions, and the private sector. It provides a forum for those charged with developing and implementing PPP programs to share experiences on innovations in PPP policy, structuring, and financing. The three-day conference brings together PPP practitioners from public sector PPP units and senior PPP executives worldwide to analyze and explore innovative PPP models and key policy issues. Since 2010, there have been three conferences. Please find more information on each conference below.


  • PPP Knowledge Lab

    The PPP Knowledge Lab is a fully curated, comprehensive online resource for public-private partnerships developed by the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank, and the World Bank Group, with funding from the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility. 

  • Infrascope Series

    Built by the Economist Intelligence Unit and with funding and collaboration from MDB partners, Infrascope is a benchmarking index and study that assesses the capacity of countries to deliver sustainable public-private partnerships in infrastructure. 

  • Source

    Source is an online, secure, multi-user project development tool to promote and facilitate high quality and efficient global project delivery, accessible to the public and private sector. Source is a collaborative effort with involvement from the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Brazilian Development Bank, Development Bank of Southern Africa, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank, and the World Bank Group. 

  • Public-Private-Partnership Legal Resource Center

    The Public-Private-Partnership Legal Resource Center for Contracts, Laws and Regulations (PPPLRC) provides easy access to an array of sample legal materials which can assist in the planning, design and legal structuring of any infrastructure project — especially a project which involves a public-private partnership. This website is an initiative of the World Bank with funding support from the World Bank, the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, the African Legal Support Facility, and the Inter-American Development Bank's Multilateral Investment Fund.

  • PPP Reference Guide

    The PPP Reference Guide presents a global overview of the diversity of approaches and experiences in the implementation of public-private partnerships, providing an entry point to the substantial body of knowledge on PPPs that has been built up by practitioners in governments, the private sector, international institutions, and academic. The PPP Reference Guide Version 3 was released in 2017 and was a joint product of the: Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Global Infrastructure Hub, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific(UNESCAP), and the World Bank Group.

  • Public-Private Partnerships Fiscal Risk Assessment Model

    The Public-Private Partnerships Fiscal Risk Assessment Model (PFRAM) is an analytical tool to assist governments and country analysts in assessing potential fiscal costs and risks arising from a PPP project. PFRAM supports the dialogue of the IMF and the World Bank Group with their client countries on macroeconomic stability, debt sustainability, fiscal risk management, governance, public finance management and public investment management. PFRAM follows a five step decision-tree, automatically generating a set of outcomes: the expected cash flow for the private partner; the government’s income statement, balance sheet and cash statement; a series of charts comparing fiscal balance and DSA with/without the specific PPP project; a project risk matrix; and a sensitivity analysis of macro variables. PFRAM requires project-specific data and country specific macroeconomic data, allowing the user to work under different assumptions. Thus, the fiscal outcomes are indicative and sensitive to these assumptions. Building on experience gathered from developers and users, the new version PFRAM 2.0 improves the user interface making it easier to understand by non-PPP experts and extends the tool’s coverage and functionalities. We would welcome any feedback you may have on the model or the guidance document - please contact us here to provide this.  

Project Preparation Facilities


  • MDB Infrastructure Investment Project Briefs

    This series showcases how the MDBs have come together to support the development and implementation of public-private partnerships. This support comes in the form of public sector loans, private sector finance, sector and transaction advice, guarantees, and output-based aid.

  • Private Participation in Infrastructure Database

    The Private Participation in Infrastructure Projects Database is a joint product of the World Bank Group and the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, which seeks to identify and disseminate information on private participation in infrastructure projects in low- and middle-income countries. The database highlights the contractual arrangements used to attract private investment, the sources and destination of investment flows, and information on the main investors. The data can be filtered by projects that include MDB support.