What is the PPP Network?
United Nations ESCAP, as the regional commission in the Asia‐Pacific region, is well positioned to ensure that mobilizing financing resources and addressing challenges of various countries with different development levels.
Given the unique financing challenges the region is facing, we aim to enhance the capacity of member States to accelerate inclusive, sustainable and resilient infrastructure development to achieve the SDGs in the region through ESCAP Infrastructure Financing and PPP Network of Asia and the Pacific (PPP Network).
We help member States gain a better understanding of PPP concepts and alternative financing mechanisms, assist in developing infrastructure regulatory frameworks, implement sustainable infrastructure policies, and showcase demonstration projects, as well as bridge Asia-Pacific countries and global investors.
What we do?
We offer project-based training, focusing on early-stage project development, and targeting country-specific issues, to strengthen infrastructure development enabling environment and capability of PPP units.
We provide sustainable infrastructure project matchmaking facilitation with member states and selected investors.
We work directly with PPP units and line ministries of Network member states to strengthen policymakers’ capacity on implementing sustainable PPP projects through country-tailored assistance.
We leverage our resources and experts to develop knowledge materials and advocate best practices and experiences to address the unique infrastructure financing challenges and issues in the region.
Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Criteria
The Network has developed a set of criteria for identifying sustainable and resilient infrastructure projects to help ensure that project design meets the provided sustainability and resilience indicators. These indicators have been chosen based on their significance and contribution to sustainability and resilience, applicability to infrastructure and PPP projects, alignment with the SDGs, and attainability by Network members in project implementation. All projects associated with the Network, including submission through the web portal and showcased projects, are expected to be aligned with and assessed against these criteria.
When submitting a project, please ensure adherence to the project submission criteria.
- 1st Meeting of Infrastructure Financing and PPP Network 12-13 Sep (Guiyang, China)
- Facilitate the signing of MoU between Tajikistan and China
- 2nd Meeting of Infrastructure Financing and PPP Network 7-9 Aug (Manila, Philippines)
- 3rd Meeting of Infrastructure Financing and PPP Network 2-3 Sep (Ningbo, China)
- Facilitate the signing of three MoU between Kazakhstan-China, Kazakhstan-Philippines, and China-Russia
- Technical Training in India 17-21 Jan (virtual)
- 4th Thematic workshops April (hybrid)
- 7th Meeting of Infrastructure Financing and PPP Network Q2
- 5th Thematic workshops Q3
- 8th Meeting of Infrastructure Financing and PPP Network Q4
Chief of Investment and Enterprise Development, ESCAP
Ms. Tientip Subhanij is Chief of Investment and Enterprise Development Section, in the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division at UN ESCAP. She is a macroeconomist and banker with a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge. Throughout her career, she has served in several managerial and professional positions in academia, the private sector and policy institutions, including the Bank of Thailand, the Stock Exchange of Thailand, the Bank for International Settlements and Southeast Asian Central Banks. Since joining United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in 2017, she has managed more than ten successful financing for development projects, including setting up the Infrastructure Financing and Public-Private Partnership Network of Asia and the Pacific. She has also built an extensive and comprehensive network with governments and the private sector in the region.
Project Officer and Infrastructure Financing Specialist
Economic Affairs Specialist in the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division at UNESCAP.
Ms. Beini Liu is an Economic Affairs Specialist in the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division at UNESCAP. Since 2019, she has facilitated the implementation of the Infrastructure Financing and Public-Private Partnership Network of Asia and the Pacific, with over 50 member States globally. Prior to the UN, she worked as a financial analyst in a securities company in Beijing, China. She holds an MSc in Economics and International Finance from the University of Warwick, UK.
Programme Management Assistant
Communications within the Trade, Investment, and Innovation Division at UN ESCAP
Ms. Ponrath Sopannarath is currently engaged in the role of communications within the Trade, Investment, and Innovation Division at UN ESCAP, with a particular focus on the Public-Private Partnership Network. She recently completed her studies at Thammasat University, where she obtained a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Before her current position, she gained valuable experience as an intern within the division for over six months, actively contributing to various tasks, including designing and developing outreach materials, conducting research, and supporting the preparations of knowledge products.