A paper by Farrugia and Reynolds; Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects – Stanford University
“Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Agencies are a recent phenomenon; as a result, little is known about their origins, functions and global evolution. As developed countries increasingly utilize PPP approaches for procurement of infrastructure assets, they are creating agencies to provide centralized knowledge and a process for approving and implementing large-scale programs of PPP projects”.
The paper compares similarities and differences across PPP units/cells/agencies and contains short descriptive profiles of eight agencies and a cross-agency analysis of key agency attributes. It provides a fresh comparative insights on various PPP Unit models. According to authors, the agencies interviewed can be broken down into two main categories: review bodies and full service agencies. “Review bodies include those agencies primarily responsible for reviewing project business plans and providing recommendations to decision-making authorities. These agencies tend to be housed inside and funded by the host government. Full service agencies are those that, in addition to the responsibilities of review bodies, also provide consulting to service agencies, develop the PPP”.