Last Updated:
21 Feb 2020

Private Sector Involvement in Road Financing

Author: Peter Brocklebank

In response to a request from SSATP (Africa Transport Policy Program) member countries for informed policy advice on private sector involvement in road financing, provision and management, with a focus on public-private partnerships (PPPs), SSATP launched a study in 2013 to review good practices, learn lessons from case studies, and provide guidance on private sector involvement in road financing, provision and management relevant to African countries. The study involved field visits in Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria and consultations with stakeholders to underscore the need for wider understanding of benefits, success factors and challenges for road PPPs, and to create a solid platform for advocacy.

This publication is based on the findings of the study and presents three case studies with lessons on policies and practices required to understand the key issues, principles and the basic conditions that must be met for private participation to be possible in the financing of roads. It is also aimed to give accurate view on the potential for roads PPP in SSA and stimulate interest from countries on private sector investment in the road sector.



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