13 de February 2013

Bogota consolidates its model for public-private alliances

  • The Inter- American Development Bank (IDB) and the Colombian National Planning Department will lead the PPP Conference (on public-private alliances) in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2013.

  • Representatives from Invest in Bogota will be attending this conference, seeking to learn experiences that will allow for a greater consolidation of the model to promote public-private alliances led by the Bogota City Hall.


The 2013 edition of the PPP Conference in Latin America and the Caribbean will be held in Cartagena between February 14th and 16th. It is organized by the Multilateral Investment Fund (FOMIN) -a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB)- with the support of Colombia's National Planning Department.

Representatives of Invest in Bogota will be attending this conference, one of the most relevant on matters pertaining to public-private associations to foster the sectors of basic infrastructure and services in Latin America and the Caribbean.  

Federal, state and local governments; ministries, government units focused on PPPs; development banks; international organizations; infrastructure companies; industry associations; NGOs; the academic community; foundations; law firms; and architecture, engineering and construction companies will be represented in this world-class discussion.  

David Melo, representing the Agency for the Promotion of Investment in Bogota, explains:  "Invest in Bogota seeks to learn good practices and lessons for the establishment of public-private associations, to contribute to consolidate the model that has been led from the Bogota City Hall". 

The issues to be addressed at the 2013 PPP Conference in Latin America and the Caribbean, are as follows:  

  • Drawing private sector investors. 

  • The legal, regulatory and institutional framework of PPPs. 

  • The PPPs in water and sanitation, transportation and health sectors. 

  • Green PPPs. 

  • Project planning, assessment and selection, and procurement of supplies.  

  • Fiscal impacts and risk management. 

  • Opportunities to expand the knowledge of PPPs and South-South Alliances. 

  • PPPs in small economies and at a sub-national level. 

  • PPPs as an opportunity for small and mid-sized companies. 

  • Development of opportunities for SMEs. 

  • Assessment of social and gender impact.