How do governments support the development of Public Private Partnerships? Measuring and comparing governmental PPP support across 20 European countries
Murwantara Soecipto, Raden
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Transport reviews. - London, 1981, currens
, p. 118-139
University of Antwerp
Taking an institutional perspective, in this article we develop an index of the governmental support for PPP a PPP Governmental Support Index - which aims to measure the extent to which national governments provide an institutional framework that is either conducive or preventive for the introduction and diffusion of PPPs within transport infrastructure and other sectors. First, based on a substantive review of the literature, we define the elements of the PPP Governmental Support Index, including the policy and political commitment regarding PPPs, the legal and regulatory framework, and the presence/absence of dedicated PPP-supporting arrangements. Second, we calculate the PPP Governmental Support Index for 20 European countries, cluster them and compare similarities and differences in national governmental support of infrastructure PPPs. Third, we explore the potential link between national institutional index scores and infrastructure PPP activity in the 20 countries. Lastly, we discuss the potential and usefulness of the presented PPP Governmental Support Index, as well as methodological limitations, and elaborate on how this index might be utilised to strengthen future comparative research on PPP in transport and other sectors.