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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Jun 7, 2006 – This paper evaluates the notion that the innovative potential of the private sector is a function of the delivery mode by considering evidence that supports and contradicts such a view point. It examines the claim that P3s are better able to harness
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Mar 3, 2008 – Cohn argues that part of the success of P3s under the B.C. Liberal government is attributable to the Capital Asset Management Framework (CAMF) introduced in 2002. This Framework sets out guidelines that all public entities seeking a capital contribut
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May 1, 2015 – The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships retained the services of Nanos Research to conduct elite interviews on their behalf with individuals from key municipalities and aboriginal communities concerning their thoughts and experiences wit
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Dec 24, 2014 – This article examines the use of the P3 model in the U.S. The authors emphasize that the infrastructure in the U.S. is crumbling and is in need of repair, rising construction costs and an increase in traffic congestion issues does help the U.S. with
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Apr 1, 2008 – This article examines the use of the P3 model in the U.S. The authors emphasize that the infrastructure in the U.S. is crumbling and is in need of repair, rising construction costs and an increase in traffic congestion issues does help the U.S. with
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Sep 1, 2013 – This article challenges the notion that it is more expensive for private companies than governments to finance public projects because the government can borrow at lower interest rates. The authors argue this view ignores the costs resulting from gov
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Mar 1, 2015 – This article is part of a larger work that seeks to develop a deeper understanding of how different countries address specific matters related to Public-Private Partnerships with the aim of acting as a tool to strengthen the P3 model worldwide. The c
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Jan 1, 2010 – Using the “New Public Management” framework, the author argues that major institutional reforms made to favour the implementation of P3s in B.C. have not resulted in creating more autonomy for the local and provincial governments. Instead, these refo
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Apr 3, 2017 – This comprehensive guide on the P3 procurement process is intended to assist public sector authorities, municipal staff and elected politicians in Canada as they consider the model to meet their infrastructure and service delivery needs. The guide pr
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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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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