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Regulation of Public-Private Partnerships in Argentina: risks and opportunities

After some attempts to give legal form to Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in the years 2000 and 2005, Argentina approved in 2016 new legislation for public-private partnership contracts. This new investment system for infrastructure projects involves risks that need to be analyzed.

The PPP or PPP (by its name in English: Private Public Partnerships), born in the United Kingdom in the early 70's and then expanded by the rest of Europe, North America and Latin America, with Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru , Uruguay and Mexico, represent a new form of linkage between the private sector and the public sector.

Risks and opportunities of the new Law of Public-Private Partnerships in Argentina

This document presents the most relevant aspects related to the recent regulatory reception of the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) regime in the Argentine Republic, as well as the risks and opportunities that PPPs may bring. The general purpose of the work is to highlight some general characteristics of the Public-Private Partnerships, and then to analyze some outstanding aspects of Law 27,328, which normatively receives said regime in the Argentine Republic.

Discussions on Independent Accountability Mechanisms in Greece

We participated in a series of meetings and discussions in Thessaloniki, Greece, which focused on the work and functioning of Independent Accountability Mechanisms and their key role in cases of affected communities by projects funded by development finance institutions.

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We participate in the Spring Meetings of the World Bank 2017

From April 18 to 22, the World Bank's spring meetings were held in Washington. On April 20 we presented a panel on the legal framework of Public-Private Partnership Projects and Infrastructure Projects in Latin America with the NGOs that make up GREFI.

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Bogotá: Workshop on Mechanisms for Accountability and Civil Society

On December 5, the Workshop on Mechanisms for Accountability and Civil Society was held in Bogotá. The workshop was jointly organized by the Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs) of the Inter-American Development Bank (Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism / MICI) and the World Bank Group (Inspection Panel and Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman CAO), in collaboration with civil society organizations (CSOs), Environment and Society Association, and the Regional Group on Financing and Infrastructure (GREFI).

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Lack of information from the World Bank Project on non-communicable diseases

On June 11, 2015, the World Bank Board approved a project to Argentina for a 350 million dollars in the health area. This project focused on the Protection of Vulnerable Population against NCDs, supported the strategy of the Ministry of Health for these diseases, in search of improved the access to prevention and control services to 3.2 million adults between 40 and 60 years who takes greater risks. We presented a request for information to the World Bank because of the lack of official information project and the non-reply from the Ministry of Health of the Nation and the province of Cordoba 

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Opportunity lost with the approval of the new WB Safeguards Framework

The World Bank's Executive Board approved, after a four years review processa new Environmental and Social Framework. Despite it includes some positive developments, the new Framework represents a worrying setback for environmental and social protection in development projects.

A pesar de haberse llevado a cabo un proceso de consultas sin precedentes que ha involucrado a miles de actores – gobiernos, sociedad civil y sector privado, la revisión de salvaguardas del Banco Mundial ha perdido la oportunidad de posicionar a la institución como líder mundial en el campo del desarrollo.

Organizations reject arguments that expose WB Safeguards as inefficient and costly

More than 50 organizations from 20 countries in the South have sent the World Bank (WB) Executive Directors a letter rejecting the arguments put forward by various governments who claim that the institution's safeguard policies are costly, inefficient and undermine national sovereignty.

En el marco del proceso de revisión de las políticas de salvaguardias ambientales y sociales que está llevando adelante el Banco Mundial, y que se encuentra en sus etapas finales, un conjunto de más de 50 organizaciones -entre ellas FUNDEPS- de  20 países del Sur enviaron el pasado martes 19 de Julio una carta a los Directores Ejecutivos de la Institución rechazando algunos de los principales argumentos planteados por los gobiernos nacionales en contra de las Salvaguardias actuales.<

Civil society organizations call for transparency in World Bank safeguards review

On Thursday 26 May, FUNDEPS and other 68 civil society organizations from different countries, signed a letter asked World Bank management to maintain transparency throughout the ongoing review of its environmental and social policies. 

Transcurridos cuatro años desde el inicio del proceso de revisión, el Banco Mundial no ha dejado claro en qué momento se hará público el borrador de su nueva política de salvaguardas. Esto impide que la sociedad civil pueda observar el borrador final antes de la deliberación final del Directorio para su aprobación, a pesar que en los últimos años muchos de estos actores aportaron sus percepciones y recomendaciones al procedimiento. 

Reuniones de Primavera y encuentro del MICI con Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil

Esta semana FUNDEPS participa de una serie de eventos en el marco de las Reuniones de Primavera del Banco Mundial. Entre ellos, se presentó el informe “Glass Half Full?: The State of Accountability in Development Finance”. Además, formó parte de un importante evento organizado por el Mecanismo Independiente de Consulta e Investigación del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, donde se analizó la posibilidad de crear un Consejo Consultivo Externo.

Desde el 13 hasta el 18 de abril tendrán lugar, en Washington, los eventos de las Reuniones de Primavera del Banco Mundial, en los que participan funcionarios gubernamentales, el sector privado, periodistas, integrantes de círculos académicos y representantes de la sociedad civil. En este marco, FUNDEPS forma parte de numerosos eventos y actividades paralelas que se dan lugar en esta semana.