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2010 DeFiNe Annual Meeting

 

Public Expenditures - Infrastructure  

11 October 2010, Paris

 

In the context of its 2010 Annual Meeting, the DeFiNe network held a workshop on Public Finance – Expenditures, with a  focus on infrastructure financing. This meeting took place in the OECD Headquarters in Paris on 11 October 2010.

 

It  was an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to engage in an open policy dialogue and explore how efficient and effective public spending on infrastructure could boost growth, achieve long lasting development and enhance the revenue raising potential in the developing world in the years to come.

 

In particular, the workshop made a link between the Infrastructure Pillar (I) of the G20 Development Action Plan and its Governance Pillar (VII). On one hand, gaps in infrastructure are considered to be one of the major obstacles to growth and development. Thefore, participants were invited to discuss new venues for improving the quality of public spending on infrastructure, across sectors and regions. On the other hand, there exists a vital relationship between public spending and revenue collection – which takes the form of fiscal legitimacy in public policy and manifests itself through the social contract between government and taxpayers.

 

Agenda and concept note

Biographies of speakers

Abstracts

Summary report 

 

On 12 October (morning), the DeFiNe Management Meeting discussed the Network’s strategy: expansion, programme of work for 2011-12, and update of the executive structure. A summary of the debates is available

 

Below you may access the presentations and background documents given by the participants.

 

MORNING: INFRASTRUCTURE FOR DEVELOPMENT

 

Setting the scene

> Infrastructure patterns in emerging markets 

  Christian Daude and Angel Melguizo, OECD Development Centre

Infrastructure and regional integration   Kiichiro Fukasaku and Kensuke Tanaka, OECD Development Centre


Session 1: Infrastructure for competitiveness (transport, energy, communication)

Road infrastructure: An obstacle for economic growth in Colombia
   Mauricio Olivera, Fedesarrollo, Colombia

Transmission and distribution of electricity in India - Regulation, investment and efficiency
   Yoginder Alagh, IRMA, India


Session 2: Infrastructure for social inclusion (water, sanitation, health, education)

Delivering Social Infrastructure through PPP: he Role of Non-Profit Organisations

   Mustafizur Rahman and Debapriya Bhattacharya, CPD, Bangladesh

Infrastructure in Education & Health Services in Morocco  

   Abdallah Saaf, CERSS, Morocco

Pro-social infrastructure: an approach to public expenditure tracking

   Fikret Toksöz, TESEV, Turkey

Education Infrastructure for Social Inclusion in Uganda  

   Lawrence Bategeka, EPRC, Uganda

 

AFTERNOON: BUILDING PUBLIC SECTOR CAPACITY FOR INFRASTRUCURE DEVELOPMENT

 

Setting the scene

Fiscal space and policy responses
  José Fanelli, MERCONET, Argentina

Public sector capacity and Public Private Partnerships
   Ian Hawkesworth, OECD


Session 3: Budgetary execution for infrastructure projects
Public sector capacity and infrastructure projects
   Claire Charbit, OECD

Budgetary execution for infrastructure projects
   Sara Fyson and Laura Recuero-Vitro, OECD

Building a tool kit for choosing public policies in LDCs in the allocation of public investment to services and infrastructure projects

   Lichia Saner-Yiu, CSEND, Switzerland

 

Session 4: Enabling environment for private sector involvement in infrastructure development

> Development and financing public investment through Public-Private Partnerships   

  Pablo Souto, CEF, Argentina

Infrastructure financing challenge in Africa: A sub-national perspective   

   François Yatta, LEDNA, Niger

PPP in infrastructure: opportunities and challenges with special reference to Sri Lanka

   Saman Kelegama, IPS, Sri Lanka

How to unleash Thailand’s investment potentials with Public-Private Partnership
   Somchai Jitsuchon, TDRI, Thailand

Infrastructure Financing in LDCs and Emerging Economies: Risk Mitigation and PPPs
   Martin Grandes, UCA, Argentina

 

BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS

 

Transmission and Distribution of Electricity in India: Regulation, Investment and Efficiency
Yoginder Alagh, IRMA

 

Infrastructure patterns in Emerging Markets: an empirical analysis with a focus on LatAm

Manuel Balmaseda, Christian Daude, Angel Melguizo and Luciana Taft (May 2010)

 

Development and Financing Public Investment through Public-Private Partnerships,

Center for Financial Stability (Dec. 2007)

 

 

 

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