Climate Resilient Public Private Partnerships: A Toolkit for Decision Makers

Climate Resilient Public Private Partnerships: A Toolkit for Decision Makers


Inter-American Development Bank

Type(s) of Tool

Project Preparation ToolsHelp public authorities manage sustainable project preparation processes.


Tools applicable to all sectors

Lifecycle Phase(s)

Strategic PlanningPublic authorities identify the needs and long-term vision for infrastructure development., Project PlanningGeneral strategy for a project’s delivery is developed., ProcurementThe provision of goods and services to realize a project are tendered and closed.

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The toolkit provides guidelines for the identification as well as mitigation of climate risk and leveraging opportunities to improve the (climate) resilience and productivity of infrastructure throughout the whole lifecycle of a private-public-partnership (PPP) project. The PPP project lifecycle is broken down into four stages in the toolkit:(1) project identification, (2) business case, (3) transaction structuring and (4) contract management. For each project stage, the reader is provided with relevant climate-related aspects. Through several tools, frameworks and templates, the toolkit empowers the user to assess as well as quantify risks monetarily and mitigate them within the context of a PPP project structure.

Tool Outcome

Climate risks and resiliency opportunities have been successfully integrated in the preparation of a PPP infrastructure project.

Sustainability Criteria

The Climate Resilient PPP Toolkit screens for a project’s risk exposure and vulnerability towards geophysical (e.g. seismic, volcanic, landslide) and hydrometeorological (e.g. drought, water scarcity, sea level rise) climate risk factors. Furthermore, it ensures sustainable consideration of those climate risk factors in contracts and financial evaluations.


Climate Change Adaptation