COVID-19 and Public–Private Partnerships in Asia and the Pacific: Guidance Note

Publication | February 2021

This guidance note examines the impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on public–private partnership (PPP) projects in Asia and the Pacific and identifies how these can be mitigated.

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COVID-19 is significantly affecting the development and life cycle stages of PPP projects in the region. This has led to disruptions in trade, production, and supply chains as well as sharp declines in consumption and investment.

The guidance note looks at these impacts as well as the implications for contractual arrangements. It also presents governance practices that will help mitigate the risks and outlines important considerations for governments in regard to managing PPP projects for a post-pandemic recovery.


  • Introduction
  • Potential Impact of COVID-19 on Public–Private Partnership Projects
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Existing Contractual Risk Allocations
  • Government Contracting Responses to COVID-19
  • Noncontractual Relief and Other Considerations
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: Case Studies

Additional Details

  • Health
  • COVID-19
  • Private sector development
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • 34
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TIM210040
  • 978-92-9262-585-6 (print)
  • 978-92-9262-586-3 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9262-587-0 (ebook)

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