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Use the search below to find infrastructure and P3-related academic research published by others.

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships also has a number of publications, including national award case studies, sector-specific case studies, guidance and analysis, and surveys.

 
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Mar 1, 2003 – This article, based on Australia’s P3 experience, emphasizes the importance of research in improving the P3 model. The author identifies the benefits of P3 research, a range of potential research topics and the ideal means for facilitating and struct
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Aug 30, 2014 – The objective of this report, initiated by Infrastructure Ontario, is to review and assess 30 AFP projects that have reached substantial completion, to determine the extent to which projects are on time and on budget, investigate the use of Post Cont
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Mar 5, 2008 – Public-private partnerships in Canada: Theory and evidence examines the issues regarding the implementation and performance of First Generation P3s in Canada. The article begins by reviewing public sector rationales for pursuing P3s. Next, the author
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May 13, 2015 – Public-Private Partnerships: An Innovative Solution for a Declining Infrastructure briefly explains the P3 market in the United States, its history and the legal challenges that a P3 may face. The article contends P3s are an innovative way for govern
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Oct 9, 2014 – Vining and Boardman argue that unsatisfactory P3 outcomes stem from conflicting goals and motivations of governmental actors and their private sector partners. Using political economy theory as the basis for their analysis, the authors focus on the c
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Dec 13, 2015 – In this Deloitte report, an overview of the P3 procurement process is presented. In order to determine whether the P3 model is the most effective means in delivering a project, governments conduct a range of qualitative and quantitative due-diligence
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Jun 1, 2010 – This article examines public accountability and its application to government and private firms involved in P3s. It begins with a discussion of the nature of P3s and the traditional concept of public accountability. Next, the unique characteristics o
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Jun 16, 2015 – Nanos was retained by the Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships to conduct qualitative research across Canada. The key objectives for the research was as follows: to gauge views on the fiscal context for governments to advance infrastructu
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Feb 12, 2015 – Infrastructure Ontario retained Hanscomb through a competitive process to provide a third-party independent analysis of Infrastructure Ontario’s On-budget and On-time performance for 45 Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) projects and seven t
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Dec 31, 2010 – This chapter in the International Handbook on Public-Private Partnerships delves into some of the deeper political discourse concerning P3s. The author’s main argument is that political debates arise from the presence of “splintered logic”—in which t
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Jun 14, 2013 – This paper convers a range of PPP literatures in order to develop a contemporary research agenda. It builds on the work of Broadbent and Laughlin (1999), Connolly and Wall (2009), up to present day. The paper sheds light on the broad appeal of the P3
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Apr 30, 2014 – Nanos Research was commissioned to conduct national and community-based surveys to assess Canadians’ attitudes toward using P3s to build infrastructure and provide public services. A national survey asked respondents for their opinions on private-sec
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Jul 10, 2010 – In order to support the expansion of Canada’s Asian-Pacific Trade, investment in gateway and corridor infrastructure will be needed. This paper examines the feasibility of the P3 model for upgrading Canada’s trade infrastructure. Given the provincial
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Jan 12, 2017 – This policy paper is the third in a series of publications assessing macroeconomic developments in low-income developing countries (also referred to as, LIDCs). This third issue focuses on fiscal and economic prospects and vulnerabilities in LIDCs, s
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Jan 1, 2015 – An article written primarily for U.S. federal sponsors, leaders and practitioners, its purpose is to introduce important financial concepts relating to P3s to those with a limited background. It provides an introduction to P3s and recommendations on
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Apr 1, 2014 – It is estimated that total global megaproject spending is now US$6 – US$9 trillion annually, or 8% of the total global GDP. This denotes the biggest investment boom in human history. Flyvbjerg argues that four “sublimes”, namely political, technologi
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Dec 30, 2013 – This Canadian Chamber of Commerce report stresses the importance of public infrastructure investment as a core component of a competitive industry. It notes that public infrastructure has not kept up with Canada’s economic needs. To catch up from pas
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Feb 19, 2016 – This public opinion survey conducted by Nanos Research found that overall, Canadians believe that investments in in economic, social and green infrastructure should all be priorities, support running a deficit for the infrastructure investments and s
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Feb 20, 2015 – This report examines whether P3s support innovation and what affect innovation has on the planning of infrastructure projects. Overall, this research demonstrates that innovation does in fact occur through IO’s AFP process and P3s, more generally.
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Oct 22, 2014 – A commissioned study by the National Bank on using land value capture (“LVC”) to finance transit projects in the Greater Montreal area. A range of LVC methods and examples from around the world is presented along with evidence to suggest that buildin
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Dec 30, 2013 – This Fraser Institute study examines the use of P3s as an alternative to the conventional process in delivering transportation infrastructure in Canada. The first part of the study attempts to define P3s. The benefits and drawbacks of P3s are then di
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Jan 1, 2007 – This 2007 study was the first to examine the performance of Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) and traditional procurement in Australia. The study measured cost performance and schedule outcomes relative to budget and schedules for the construction an
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Jun 15, 2010 – This report examines the economics of infrastructure finance while focusing on the difference between P3s and the public procurement of infrastructure. It provides proof that project finance is appropriate for P3 projects. The authors suggest that th
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May 1, 2009 – This paper employs industrial organization and corporate finance theory to answer the question: when is private financing of public project optimal? Private development facilitates more efficient termination decisions for bad projects, resolving soft
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Nov 1, 2016 – This white paper reviews key challenges faced during the operational phase of a public-private partnership. The paper examines “good ideas” for addressing these challenges and particularly focuses on elements relevant to the development of strong and