SUPPORT OF ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK TO ISTANBUL PPP WEEK
The most important target of Istanbul PPPCoE is to make Turkey a global center of attraction in PPP-related fields (education, consultancy, networking etc.). A “Public-Private Sector Partnership Center of Excellence (PPPCoE)” was established with the partnership of Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK), Boğaziçi University, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Strategic Research Center (SAM) and World Bank- Turkey. DEIK PPP was established on January, 2015 and went into action as the first step towards this purpose. Three-day PPP training will be offered to public officials and experiences will be shared with them by this Center which was established as the first step. Following the trainings, “1st Istanbul PPP Summit” will be held, the experiences on the top level will be shared and participants will receive certificates. The most important target of Istanbul PPPCoE is to make Turkey a global center of attraction in PPP-related fields (education, consultancy, networking etc.). Bureaucrats, who are in charge of PPP subject in Afro-Eurasia countries, will be trained and there will be know-how sharing between the participants within the scope of the program. A web-based platform (pppcoe.com) will also be offered which enables countries to share their experiences constantly and provides an opportunity to share information and documents. Besides, the bureaucrats who will attend the trainings can enter the platform with their passwords and defined username, which will enhance cooperation between the participants. It is clear that the Center will contribute to capacity development of public officials, sector representatives and financiers who will improve their career planning in PPP field, which is a first in PPP. Besides the trainings, H2H meetings will be held and local and international infrastructure companies will have a chance to assess investment opportunities bilaterally. In addition, standardization activities will be started and necessary steps will be taken to create a PPP Guideline.