The use of PPPs in delivering value for money and modernising the provision of public services in
the UK has attracted worldwide interest. While each country's approach to PPPs has to be developed within the policy
objectives of the host government and according to the private and public sector resources available, the UK's experience
in the successful development of PPPs has valuable lessons for other countries seeking to develop their own PPP programmes.
PUK's central implementation role and public sector mission in the UK provides an effective channel to other Governments
for sharing the UK experience.
Working in close cooperation with other UK Government Departments, PUK has, from time to time, provided high level strategic
and practical support to overseas governments in developing their PPP programmes. Typically this involves support for the
design and structure of the PPP programme, the development of public sector capacity including any central PPP implementing
unit and guidance on pilot PPP projects. This support is usually delivered by a combination of missions to or from the UK,
'helpdesk' support and through the annual PPP Foundation Masterclass for public sector officers in PPP implementing units.
Examples of recent support work include:
Brazil, where PUK has provided strategic support to the recently established PPP Unit in the Federal Ministry of Planning, Budget & Management;
Mexico, where PUK has assisted the Ministry of Finance (Hacienda) and line Ministries with strategic programme issues, pilot
project selection and implementation support. Mexico has now successfully launched the first projects under its PPS Programme;
Czech Republic, where PUK has provided strategic input to the PPP Centrum, the Governments' recently established PPP
South Africa, where PUK has, for a number of years, provided high level support to the SA Treasury PPP Unit with both project
specific and programme support e.g. contract standardization;
PPP Foundation Masterclass
Based on the expertise it has developed through its work, Partnerships UK has developed the PPP Foundation Masterclass as a detailed introduction to PPPs for overseas governments and for those implementing PPP programmes.
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