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23 Sep 2017

Unsolicited infrastructure proposals

How some countries introduce competition and transparency Author: John T. Hodges, Georgina Dellacha

This paper looks at specific type of PPI projects called “unsolicited proposals.” Unsolicited proposals are not requested by a government and usually originate within the private sector. These proposals typically come from companies with ties to a particular industry—such as developers, suppliers, and financiers—that spend their own money to develop basic project specifications, then directly approach governments to get the required official approvals.