public private partnership

Why Crossrail is a triumph for risk management

April 10, 2015, Strategic Risk Risk management has been central to the success of Europe’s largest infrastructure project, owing much to sustained engagement with the board and senior management. At the end of March, Europe’s largest construction venture, Crossrail, initiated the final stages of building a 42km tunnel network under London. Six years ago, the project began with the construction […]

Manifesto for local economies

A thorough manifest focused on a fundamental shift in the way policy and economic development is designed, legislated for, strategised and delivered. The Centre for Local Economic Strategies is convinced that recent approaches do NOT have delivered strong enough social or local economic outcomes to deal with the issues many individuals and communities face. A clear statement. They plea (quoted from the […]

Global Water Scarcity

Risks and challenges for business By Lloyd’s  and World Wildlife Fund Executive summary Business risk around water is rapidly entering the boardroom and risk managers’ realm. A few high profile cases1 have alerted business leaders to these risks and some companies are responding by seeking to put in place systems for understanding and addressing water-related risks to their operations, supply chains and brands. […]

PPP as innovation in the public domain

Report of UDITE/ PRIMO Europe Round Table 25th April 2013, Office EY, Brussels, Belgium. Prologue Primo Europe thanks EY for their hospitality.We especially thank Mr. Tristan Dhondt and Mr. Rob Ellermeijer. The round table was supported by Belfius and BNG and by our platinum partner Risk Management Partners (RMP). We very much appreciate their investment and well prepared contributions to […]

Innovation on PPP

Risk Area One of the focus points of PRIMO in the last several years, because of its increasing relevance in strategy and policy development in the public domain. Here you find the advises of experts, given during a round table in Brussels on the 23rd of April in 2013. Special thanks to Mr. Tristan Dhondt and Mr. Rob Ellermeijer of Ernst […]

Hoe omgaan met overheidsrisico’s bij PPS-Projecten?

Een leidraad voor risicomanagement De leidraad van het Vlaams Kenniscentrum PPS en de Vlaamse Overheid wil het beheer van de risico’s verbeteren die in het kader van een PPS-overeenkomst na contractsluiting bij de publieke partij berusten. De publicatie is gebaseerd op nationale en internationale literatuur en kennis en ervaringen van organisaties en partijen die actief zijn op de PPS-markt. Download […]

Difficult economic environment requires good project risk management

Author: Sabrina Baker-Boshuizen, Marsh Public Sector Europe Source: RISK Management & Governance, Edition 6, Summer 2010 The financial and European Sovereign debt crises have had a huge impact on infrastructure investments. Infrastructure projects require extensive capital investment and downgrades of government debt have made funding of infrastructure projects more expensive. Whereas at the beginning of the financial crisis, countries and […]

PPP is a mindset: not a way of building

Author: Harry Sterk, Director of the Dutch Network* for Public Private Partnerships Source: RISK Management & Governance, Edition 6, Summer 2010 The major differences between traditional and PPP projects are, according to Harry sterk, the way costs are defined and how building plans are made. With a PPP project the total costs of a project are placed in light of […]

Will PPP survive the credit crunch?

Author: Prof. dr. Geert Dewulf, Head of Departement Professor of Planning and Development Departement of Construction Management and Engineering University of Twente Source: RISK Management & Governance, Edition 6, Summer 2010 Today, governments are confronted with increasing budget deficits. While governments have less money available big investments in infrastructure are planned to stimulate economic growth. As a reaction, private investments […]

Public Private Partnerships in a time of economic crisis

A waste of time or a calculated risk? Source: RISK Management & Governance, Edition 6, Summer 2010 On Thursday June 10 2010 PRIMO Europe organized its own round table. The meeting was very well attended. Over 50 people from not just the public but also the private sector attended the meeting. The private sector was well and widely represented by […]

Competitive Dialogue

For the combination of the political, social environmental, social, legal and the technical complexity of Public Private Partnerships, Competitive Dialogue is an adequate procedure to enhance the total quality and governance of PPP. This was brought forward during the PRIMO Round Table in Brussels, the 10th of June 2010. It is consequently a risk management instrument of the first category […]

Focus on Public Private Partnerships

In it’s summer The Art of Risk Management masterclass on the 10th of June 2010 in Brussels, PRIMO reflected on partnership risk. This is seen as one of the main risks by public entities, according the Risk Survey that Marsh and PRIMO Europe conducted last year. The survey shows that 59% of participants rate partnership risk significant – a similar amount as for […]

The Financial Crisis, an opportunity for balancing risks in Infrastructure Projects and Public Private Partnerships?

Partnership risk is seen as one of the main risks by Public Entities in the Risk Survey that Marsh and PRIMO Europe conducted in the third quarter of 2009. The survey shows that 59% of participants rate partnership risk significant – a similar amount as for public liability and business continuity risks.   All over Europe, unsuccessful projects have increased by […]