The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Marcelo Crivella, has bold plans for his administration. Mayor Crivella plans to create thousands of new day care centers and preschools. In order to accomplish this goal, Mayor Crivella is seeking the help of a Public Private Partnership, which will help carry out the construction of the day care centers and preschools. The PPP will also help with the maintenance and educational equipment services. Felipe Montoro Jens, an Infrastructure Projects Specialist, says that the PPP is in its early stages.
The idea behind this partnership is based on the original PPP of schools in Belo Horizonte. Those who helped with Crivella’s government program are familiar with the PPP. Crivella is committed to the education sector. Crivella says that the PPP means that the private partner will be responsible for the maintenance of the Infant Education Units. City Hall is responsible for the school lunch. This is based on the model in Belo Horizonte.
The International Finance Corporation provides consulting services for different projects. Montero Jens believes that the IFC is the largest development institution in the World. The IFC will provide consulting to help open the public lighting PPP. The IFC says that they use their resources and creative thinking to help their partners with any challenge that may arise. The IFC is a member of the World Bank Group.
Public Private Partnerships are seen as a great government alternative to build resources through public services. Montoro Jens says that all contracts must be signed by different public administration officials, and private companies that oversee the development of public goods and services.