2013 EAROPH Regional Conference. Managing Cities’ Assets. World Café 4: Managing Cities Today for Tomorrow 20 th November 2013. Ms. Kerry McGovern Public Sector Governance, Financial and Asset Management Specialist. IS NEW INFRATRUCTURE GOOD?.
2013 EAROPH Regional Conference
World Café 4: Managing Cities Today for Tomorrow
20th November 2013
Ms. Kerry McGovern
Public Sector Governance, Financial and Asset Management Specialist
President Jacob Zuma officially launched the Spring Grove Dam in Howick, KwaZulu Natal as part of the roll out of Government’s Infrastructure Build Programme. Pic: Elmond Jiyane, GCIS
The literature supports the view that infrastructure matters but does not unequivocally argue in favour of more or less infrastructure investments.
UN Habitat 2011
Physical indicators are still too coarse to really capture the flow of services to households and firms.
Optimal stocks are unlikely to be ever identifiable at the aggregation level of regions of countries.
The basic objective of development is to populationcreate an enabling environment in which people can enjoy long, healthy and creative lives.
The LTP’s purpose is to –
Describe the council’s activities and the community outcomes it aims to achieve
Provide integrated decision-making and coordination of the resources
Provide a long-term focus
Show accountability to the community
Provide an opportunity for participation by the public in the council decision-making processes.
New Zealand’s Local Government Act 2002
Freedom to make life choices
Perceptions of Corruption
GDP per capita
World Happiness Report 2013
“The real problem is the capability and knowledge of governments to do public-private partnerships”
Jeffrey Hamilton, Head of Public Private Partnership for UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Southwest corner of the apartment block damaged by the November 2005 tunnel collapse
Maintenance of November 2005 tunnel collapse
Drainage affects homes and businesses
Public-Private Partnerships need careful management November 2005 tunnel collapse
''world-class piece of transport infrastructure'‘, Mr. Trevor Rowe, Chairman of the Board of BrisConnections.
Receivers and Managers appointed PPB Advisory have been appointed as Receivers and Managers February 2013.
(Court of Audit of the Netherlands, Report on Contract Management by DBFMO, 6 June 2013)
There is an association between high corruption and:
(IMF, 1998. “Roads to Nowhere: How Corruption in Public Investment hurts growth)
“Cities are where the battle for sustainable development will be won or lost”
UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel
on post 2015 development agenda
Infrastructure Maintenance in the Pacific:
Challenging the Build-Neglect-Rebuild Paradigm,
The problem results largely from:
(UN Habitat 1993)