Last Updated:
29 Sep 2022

Nigeria's Public - Private Partnerships Successes and Failures

Author: PPIAF

Since 1999 the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) has supported the Nigerian government in facilitating private sector infrastructure investments in the port, water, and energy sectors. PPIAF commissioned an independent impact assessment in February 2016 to review past technical assistance; identify and validate legal, institutional, and policy reform outcomes encouraging private participation in infrastructure; and assess impacts of public- private partnership (PPP) projects. The port sector showed measurable satisfactory results for efficiency and income gains. The water and energy sectors, however, fell short at the regulatory level, with success and failure tied to stakeholder engagement and a functioning institutional framework having well-identified and coordinated public and private stakeholders.