Public–Private Partnership Development in Southeast Asia

Publication | August 2018

Governments in Southeast Asia try to attract the private sector in infrastructure development under public–private partnership where its competence and innovative resources can be utilized.

This paper provides a landscape of public–private partnership (PPP) infrastructure development in Southeast Asia, where PPP has been promoted as a complement of limited public funds. PPP typically contributes less than 1% of gross domestic product (GDP), while public finance greatly varies from about 2% to 10% of GDP. Among major factors supporting PPP implementation are conducive business environment, good governance, innovative financial schemes, and public sector capacity to manage PPP appropriately. In addition to hard infrastructure development, private participation in social infrastructure is also growing in Southeast Asia.


  • Introduction
  • Regulatory Framework and Institutions in Selected Southeast Asian Economies
  • Approaches to Public–Private Partnerships in Southeast Asia
  • Potentials of Public–Private Partnership for Social Infrastructure
  • Pro-poor Public–Private Partnership
  • Recommendations

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Private sector development
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • 30
  • 8.5 x 11
  • WPS189496-2
  • 2313-6537 (print)
  • 2313-6545 (electronic)

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