“The flutter of a butterfly’s wings can cause a hurricane halfway around the world.” This simple phrase introducing chaos theory may also sum up the impact that Basel III capital regulations could have on available finance for public-private partnerships (PPPs). The new capital regulations being implemented under Basel III are part of efforts to strengthen the requirements … [Read more...] about Basel III and public-private partnerships: the butterfly effect
The Public Private Partnership (PPP) market in Brazil is extremely active and has played a central role in policymakers’ agendas for decades. In total, 773 projects have reached financial closure in the last 20 years in Brazil, according to the World Bank’s Private Participation in Infrastructure database. These projects represent about one fifth of all private investment in … [Read more...] about PPPs in Brazil: A solution to infrastructure needs or a problem for fiscal sustainability?