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Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Arrangements: The Experience and Policy Challenges

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  • Navarro, Adora
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    A look into projects under the Philippine program of public-private sector partnerships during the period 1999-2003 showed that participation of the private sector has been declining. This paper postulates that some of the reasons for dwindling investor appetite are related to contract design and implementation. It examines the nature of BOT-type contracts, their design and content and conducts a case study of a challenging BOT-type contract and identifies issues and problems faced by the government and private investors in implementing the contract. Finally the paper recommends that further amendments to the present BOT Law and its IRR must be explored to identify ways in which contractual incompleteness may be minimized. A thorough examination of the integration of law and economics in contract design as future research was also suggested.

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    Paper provided by Philippine Institute for Development Studies in its series Discussion Papers with number DP 2005-01.

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    Length: 60
    Date of creation: 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:phd:dpaper:dp_2005-01

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    Keywords: infrastructure investments; BOT projects; public-private sector partnerships;

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    1. Llanto, Gilberto M., 2002. "Infrastructure Development: Experience and Policy Options for the Future," Discussion Papers DP 2002-26, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
    2. Segal, Ilya, 1999. "Complexity and Renegotiation: A Foundation for Incomplete Contracts," Review of Economic Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 66(1), pages 57-82, January.
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    4. Jim Leitzel, 1989. "Damage Measures and Incomplete Contracts," RAND Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol. 20(1), pages 92-101, Spring.
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    6. Renato Reside, Jr., 1999. "Estimating the Philippine Government's Exposure to the Risk from Contingent Liabilities in Infrastructure Projects," UP School of Economics Discussion Papers 199914, University of the Philippines School of Economics.
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