Introduction Value for Money (VfM) analysis helps governments decide whether it is more cost-effective to do a project through traditional procurement, or through PPPs. State government financial departments, project teams, and senior management can run this type of simplified VfM analysis with the help of a few consultants in order to select the ideal type … Continued
David Bloomgarden is a public-private partnership (PPP) and governance expert with over 30 years of global experience in policy, management, and project design and implementation. At the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), Mr. Bloomgarden led the IADB’s Program to Promote PPPs in Latin America and the Caribbean, providing technical assistance to governments to improve policy, project preparation and implementation for sustainable infrastructure. The technical assistance projects led by Mr. Bloomgarden supported investment of $2 billion in PPP projects in Latin America. He was the IADB point person to contribute to the World Bank’s PPP Reference Guide; he developed a PPP Readiness Index entitled “Infrascope” published by the Economist Intelligence Unit to measure PPP institutional capacity in LAC; and served as peer reviewer the procurement section of the 2015 PPP certification course published by the World Bank, IADB, and other major multilateral banks. Inclusive finance became Mr. Bloomgarden’ s focus as Chief of the Inclusive City Unit in the where he managed a $44.5 million project in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region developing 40 blended finance investments for SMEs in sustainable business models for urban services delivery. Since leaving the IADB, David has served as a PPP Consultant to the World Bank (Global Infrastructure Facility) and Asian Development Bank advising on infrastructure governance and preparing knowledge products including on Operationalizing the Quality Infrastructure Investment Principles and a governance approach to value for money and PPPs in the water sector.