About Us

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?

Capacity Building
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.

Project Matchmaking
We provide sustainable infrastructure project matchmaking facilitation with member states and selected investors.

Technical Assistance
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.

Knowledge Products
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.

To find out more about the Network, download brochure here.


Our Team
Chief of Investment and Enterprise Development, ESCAP
Ms. Tientip Subhanij

Ms. Subhanij 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, 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 10 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 a large and comprehensive network with governments and the private sector in the region.

Project Officer and Infrastructure Financing Specialist
Mr. Daniel W. Lin

Daniel is a project officer and infrastructure financing specialist with the Trade, Investment and Enterprise Development Section of the ESCAP, headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand. He implements the Infrastructure Financing and Public-Private Partnership Network of Asia and the Pacific with over 50 member States from Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. Previously, Daniel has worked with the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) at the Embassy of Canada in Yangon, Myanmar, and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada in Vancouver, Canada. He holds a BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of British Columbia and an MSc in International Political Economy (research track) from the London School of Economics.

Economic Affairs Specialist
Ms. Beini Liu

Ms. Beini is an Economic Affairs Specialist in the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, ESCAP. Since 2019, she facilitates 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 has worked as a financial analyst in a securities company in Beijing, China. She holds an MSc degree in Economics and International Finance from the University of Warwick, UK.

Programme Management Assistant
Ms. Wanpassorn Pongsri-iam

Ms. Wanpassorn is a Programme Management Assistant in the Investment and Enterprise Development Section, the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, ESCAP. She has joined ESCAP in 2017 and worked under various Divisions. She also worked for other UN entities, such as UNOG and OHCHR. Wanpassorn is from Bangkok, Thailand.  She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication Arts from Rangsit University and a Master's degree in Musicology from Mahidol University.