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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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Repeated figurine: garbage, conflicts and San Roque lake

The project "Centro Ambiental Carlos Paz" presents serious irregularities and violates environmental regulations and participation. It would affect Lake San Roque and would not be a definitive regional solution to the historical problem related to the integral management of solid urban waste.

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The ICIM External Consultative Group was formed

In February the ICIM concluded the process of selecting members of its External Consultative Group. Juan Carballo, Executive Director of FUNDEPS has been selected to integrate it.

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Conflicts over an IADB funded project for an environmental center in Carlos Paz

Neighbors requested the closure of the current open dump and expressed their opposition to the development of the environmental center in Carlos Paz, which has funding from the Inter-American Development Bank.

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Advances and challenges at the Villa Carlos Paz Environmental Center Project

Administrative processes are advancing and it is expected that in May 2017 work will begin for the construction of the Villa Carlos Paz Environmental Center with financing from the Inter-American Development Bank.

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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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Call for nominations for the MICI External Consultative Group

The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI – acronym in Spanish) of the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB Group) opened a calling on nominations for members of the Mechanism´s External Consultative Group (GCE – acronym in Spanish). Applications can be made until November 30, 2016.

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The MICI disseminates its new Policy in Buenos Aires

A workshop that seeks to disseminate the new Policy of the Independent Mechanism of Consult and Investigation (MICI) of the IDB, took place in Buenos Aires. Many civil society´s organizations and individuals from all over the country took part in this event.

El pasado lunes 16 de noviembre se llevó a cabo el Taller “Mecanismo Independiente de Consulta e Investigación: Teoría y Práctica”, cuyo objetivo fue difundir la nueva Política del Mecaniso Independiente de Consulta e Investigación (MICI), recientemente aprobada por el Directorio Ejecutivo del BID.