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Public-Private Partnerships in Grain Storage
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Name: 
Clive Harris
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Practice Manager, PPP, World Bank Institute
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Lincoln Flor
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Senior Transport Economist, LCSTR
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Date: July 29, 2014
Name: 
Shyamala Shukla
Designation / Organisation: 
Senior Consultant, Infrastructure Finance, Public-Private Partnerships Group
Description: 
 Shyamala Shukla
Name: 
Neeraj Gupta
Designation / Organisation: 
Principal Investment Officer, IFC Advisory Services for Public-Private Partnerships
Description: 
 Neeraj Gupta
Food prices fell steadily as production increased for many decades, but in the global expansion of 2001-2007, food prices rose substantially. Many countries responded to the spike and continuation of elevated prices by establishing or increasing Strategic Grain Reserves (SGR). Apart from maintaining emergency reserves, countries such as India have reviewed their longer term ongoing subsidized food programs and approved new legislation. Policy responses have typically also included a review of the government handling and storage practices in countries. It is estimated that between 10-25% of global cereal production is lost through bad handling, spoilage and infestation at various stages in the logistics chain. Key physical impediments i.e. inefficient storage and handling methods, and lack of sufficient storage space in required locations contribute significantly to annual losses in food as a proportion of total production. The rationale for grain storage PPP includes many of the usual reasons for using the model such as quick scaling up of storage capacity, risk transfer and mobilization of private investment, innovation and efficiencies. The PPP type adopted is most commonly determined on the basis of the objectives that the PPP desires to achieve, the risk profile of projects and the ability of parties to take on specific risks.

This webinar on PPP in Grain Storage will discuss the general trends in PPP in Grain Storage globally with focus on cases from a few countries where PPP projects are being developed or implemented. In addition, the Punjab Silo Project will be discussed in some detail.

The objective of the webinar is to share lessons learned from emerging and successful projects with practitioners from client countries and consultants working in the area of agricultural storage and PPP, as well as other interested participants.

Target Audience

Public sector managers and experts working on PPP policy, PPP procurement, and PPP contract management

About The Speakers

Shyamala Shukla

Shyamala Shukla is a Senior Infrastructure Finance and Public-Private Partnerships Consultant at the World Bank. She has worked at the World Bank for over six years as a Consultant and as an Advisor to Executive Director. She has over two decades of experience in infrastructure financing, policy and regulation, with specific expertise in public-private arrangements, innovative financing, government support instruments, project design, development, structuring and implementation. She was closely involved with the development and implementation of a large portfolio of infrastructure PPP projects in India at national and sub-national levels of government in various positions for several years. She has also worked on policy and projects in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and other countries. Among financial institutions, apart from the World Bank, she has worked with the Asian Development Bank, the Islamic Development Bank and the Reserve Bank of India.

Neeraj Gupta

Neeraj Gupta is a Principal Investment Officer with the PPP Cross Cutting Solutions Area of IFC based in New Delhi, India. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in the area of private sector participation in infrastructure. This includes experience on both upstream enabling policy and regulatory framework as well as transaction specific experience on both buy and sell side. His experience has been primarily in the field of urban sector including solid waste management, water supply and sewerage, municipal finances, and public street-lighting. He is also the global Lead for agri-sector PPPs in IFC, and has rich experience in conceptualizing and designing grain storage PPPs with an objective of enhancing food security. Of particular mention is the innovative contract he structured for a wheat silos PPP in Punjab, India. He has worked in leading management consulting organizations including PwC and A.F. Ferguson for 11 years before joining the World Bank Group in 2005. Neeraj holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Delhi.

Speaker

Name: 
Shyamala Shukla
Designation / Organisation: 
Senior Consultant, Infrastructure Finance, Public-Private Partnerships Group
Description: 
 Shyamala Shukla

Speaker

Name: 
Neeraj Gupta
Designation / Organisation: 
Principal Investment Officer, IFC Advisory Services for Public-Private Partnerships
Description: 
 Neeraj Gupta