The use of public-private partnerships to design, build and deliver infrastructure worldwide has grown significantly in the past decade. Yet the availability of reliable information to help governments and advisors design and deliver projects well, has lagged behind.
The PPP Knowledge Lab is the first collaboration among the major multilateral development agencies to curate comprehensive online knowledge and resources on public-private partnerships (PPPs).
We were brought in to make this vision a reality by conceptualizing the platform, its strategy, design, development and protocols, and oversee its launch an event held at EBRD in London called PPP Days.
Revolutionizing knowledge management
Led by the World Bank Group, the ADB, AfDB, EBRD, EIB, GIH, IDB, IFC, IsDB, GPRBA, OECD, PPIAF, PPPIRC, UNECE, WBG, and WEF collectively contributed their knowledge and content to make decades worth of learning publicly available for experts and PPP practitioners alike.
Changing a marketplace
PPP Practitioners all agreed that the status quo on discovering information and analysis on PPP investments was time consuming, often relying on endless byzantine web searches ending with information of dubious quality, and often, outdated. PPP Practitioners relied on their own experience, or their network to learn, apply, and advance infrastructure investments. We helped change that, creating a platform that would make good information available to those who need it, not just a select few.
Digital experience and design focus
We studied and listened to PPP experts, learners, and novices alike in the early phases of the project we focused on three use cases, not twenty. We built prototypes and ideas, got close to those who would ultimately use the knowledge in their work. No big reveals, no surprises, just focused designs and iterations ultimately resulting in a cohesive experience for those who would be using the Knowledge Lab.
We travelled to the PPP Days Conference in London to officially launch the PPP Knowledge Lab and showcase the collaborative efforts of all the partners and our team. We hosted webinars, walkthroughs, outlined guidelines for resources to be added, and a joint launch communications strategy that was coordinated with all of the agencies.