Belarus gets behind UN-backed development plan

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Belarus already has plans for 35 public-private partnership schemes which it hopes will transform its economy. Photo: ReliefWeb

Paying for major infrastructure projects is a challenge that many countries rich and poor must confront, if they're to meet ambitious global development goals, also known as SDGs.

In Belarus, the government is making the most of public-private partnerships – called PPPs – which the UN agency UNECE is helping to regulate.

The country's first Deputy Minister of the Economy, Alexander Zaborovskiy, told Daniel Johnson that the scheme helps bridge the gap between infrastructure needs and available resources.

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