Africa Health Business Symposium II
PPPs have emerged over the last decade as one of the best ways to foster development,fuelled by insufficient investment, growing pressures on government budgets and a general concern about service provision by state enterprises and agencies. In the spirit of PPPs, AHBS II was held at the King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar, Senegal from 6th – 7th November 2017. The event had active participation and representation from the Public Sector, Private Sector, and Development Partners with delegates spanning over 30 African countries and 52 countries from across the globe.
For more PPPs to emerge in Africa, countries need to improve the business environment. At present, serious constraints exist in many countries. These constraints include: inadequate legal and regulatory framework for PPPs; lack of technical skills to manage PPP programs and projects; unfavourable investor perception of country risk; Africa’s limited role in global trade and investment, small market size, limited infrastructure and limited financial markets.