Public-Private Partnerships in Action

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When private investment is brought to a public project there is an inherent tension present in both the financing and implementation, which is manifest in the balance between risk and cost. The amount of risk and cost that is carried or shifted between the public and private partners yields a continuum of what projects and agreements look like for governments and their partners. What does a good deal look like? What are the criteria governments should utilize in decision making around project selection and deal implementation? What are the lessons learned by those that have done these kinds of projects? This session looks to explore P3s as not just an opportunity to be explored, but to utilize a case study to analyze the decisions around when and under what conditions to utilize this financial and project implementation tool.