Public agencies developing infrastructure projects now have access to a guide from the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy & Governance that emphasizes factors local policymakers should consider before entering into a public-private partnership (P3). The guide, “Understanding the Risks & Rewards of Public-Private Partnerships,” also describes the skills and attitudes policymakers should have to help their jurisdictions understand the benefits of P3s and suggests ways to structure agreements to help ensure projects are successful.

Additionally, a new study, “Valuation of Strategic Options in Public-Private Partnerships,” is available that focuses on comprehensive development agreements, which often are associated with toll road P3s.

For more information on both resources, visit ncppp.org.