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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 2011 – Results from an international survey on school projects in England, Scotland, The Republic of Ireland, Australia (New South Wales) and Canada. It focuses on the planning, design, construction and ongoing operation of school facilities and the value f
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Sep 14, 2010 – Chapter 23 of the International Handbook on Public-Private Partnerships assesses P3s in the context of both developed (in this case the UK) and developing countries. Lessons learned from the UK experience are applied to improving P3 outcomes in devel
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May 16, 2014 – This research study examines three light rail transit (LRT) projects currently underway in Edmonton, Ottawa, and Toronto to help understand why all new LRT projects in Canada are developed through the P3 model as opposed to the traditional procuremen
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Jun 13, 2013 – A concise conference submission on the development of P3s in Canada. Important characteristics regarding the “second wave” of Canadian P3 projects is discussed. It concludes with several outstanding issues that need to be addressed.
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Dec 30, 2014 – This Mowat Centre research note assesses the current state of public infrastructure investment in Canada. Due to Canada’s failure to keep pace with infrastructure needs, there are many challenges and opportunities facing governments today. The author
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Sep 22, 2015 – The focus of this report by Altus Group is to review, assess, and quantify the Innovation Factor applicable for Infrastructure Ontario’s (IO) Social Infrastructure portfolio of P3 projects. The assessment is based on an independent analysis of a samp
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Aug 1, 2012 – This paper compares the cost- and schedule-overrun results of 12 completed, large-scale (greater than ~US$90 million) P3 highway projects in North America (specifically California, Texas, Virginia and Canada) with previous research studies reporting
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Mar 31, 2015 – A special report by T.D. Economics rebuts the Auditor General of Ontario’s recent report on Alternative Financing and Procurement in Ontario. A narrow focus on the higher tangible costs of P3s does not take into account a more transparent and accurat