The Third Session of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Public-Private Partnerships (TOS PPP) will embark on a formal, high-level and more in-depth discussion on UNECE’s overall agenda in the establishment of the International PPP Centre of Excellence, its impact upon CECI’s other strategic plans and programs, the critical role of the UNECE PPP Toolkit, and the establishment of sector specific “specialist centers” to be hosted by several governments. Importantly, this session will highlight the inter-regional nature of this initiative, and the growing participation of both EU and non-EU member countries from Central and Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
The substantive segment will debate how the concept for the International PPP Centre of Excellence has progressed, and what is now being proposed. The substantive segment will consist of a high level panel, a roundtable, and a discussion session. The purpose of the substantive segment is to interactively discuss the concept of the International PPP Centre, and to reach a decision and recommendation to formally establish the International PPP Centre of Excellence under the auspices of the UNECE. As per UNECE procedures, any such recommendations will be submitted to CECI and then to the Executive Committee of UNECE.