To further achieve their shared objective of promoting PPP projects to spur local development, the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center and the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) renewed their partnership via a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on July 19, 2019, during the LCP General Assembly at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong City. The MOU outlines the PPP Center and LCP’s strategy in mobilizing their joint resources to help LGUs implement PPP infrastructure and investment projects.

The MOU serves as an expansion of the previous partnership forged in 2017, where both parties agreed to conduct a workshop titled “Protocol for Stakeholder Engagement for Local PPP Projects,” which aimed to gather feedback from various stakeholder groups on how the PPP Center can better help develop more PPP projects at the local level.

Based on the results of the workshop, which was conducted in August 2017, the new MOU identifies four focus areas for local PPP assistance, namely, (a) capacity building activities, (b) project facilitation and technical advisory services, (c) facilitation of Project Development and Monitoring Facility (PDMF) support, and (d) monitoring and implementation.

As the first step in their revitalized partnership, the PPP Center is set to reintroduce its mandate and services to newly elected local chief executives, discussing its suite of assistance that could be provided to the cities. The Center will also share PPP success stories gathered from various PPP projects.