Steering Committee

Mr. David Baxter

Independent Consultant
PPP Consultant
6453 Fourth Street
Alexandria

Specialization

Healthcare
People-first PPP
Rail
Road
Sustainable Development

Professional Experience

INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE RESILIENCE CENTER FOR PPPS - ISRC (ARLINGTON, VA / NEW ORLEANS) – SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT – 2017 - ongoing:

Senior Advisor and leadership team member of the ISRC (www.ippprc.org) which is affiliated with the UNECE PPP COE in Geneva. At the center, David serves as a sustainability advisor / thought leader / consultant on advancing PPP best practices that promote resilient infrastructure programs and procurement. The resilience best practices include understanding the macroeconomic, political, and geospatial factors that impact strategic national planning initiatives on how to build sustainable and bankable national infrastructure pipelines.

INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT – (ARLINGTON, VA) – 2017 - ongoing:

Currently an independent consultant to governments around the world on procurement, national strategic infrastructure planning and PPP procurement strategies for critical infrastructure that is supportive of economic development.

WORLD ASSOCIATION OF PPP UNITS AND PPP PROFESSIONALS (WAPPP) – CHAMPIONING INTERNATIONAL PPP BEST PRACTICES – 2019 – ongoing:

WAPPP Strategy Committee member in association with UNECE.  Advising on PPP global reforms and the promotion of transparency and capacity building in public and private sector institutions

DAI - PROCUREMENT AND PPP INVESTMENT ADVISOR – 2020 - ONGOING

Procurement and PFM advisor on the USAID PFM / PPP Project supporting governance capacity building, national procurement guidelines development, and PPP procurement best practices in the Maldives  Also focused on developing strategies to develop an environment favorable to foreign investment.

WORLD BANK (PART TIME CONSULTANT) – PPP PROCUREMENT CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM (RIYADH – SAUDI ARABIA) - PPP POLICY AND CAPACITY BUILDING ADVISOR – 2018 – 2019 / 2021):

Senior advisor under the umbrella of the World Bank to the Saudi Ministry of Economy and Planning (Vision 2030 initiative) to help build the capacity of the Privatization and PPP Unit and prepare new Privatization PPP guidelines and law. Also focused on developing strategies to develop an environment favorable to foreign investment

DAI - PROCUREMENT ADVISOR - 2018 - 2019

Procurement and PFM advisor on the USAID SDGAP Project supporting governance capacity building, national procurement guidelines development, and PPP procurement best practices in Sri Lanka.  Also focused on developing strategies to develop an environment favorable to foreign investment.

NATHAN AND ASSOCIATES (ARLINGTON, VA) – ASSOCIATE PPP ADVISOR – 2017 - 2018

PPP advisor on the USAID STAIR Project supporting governance capacity building, national procurement guidelines development, and PPP procurement best practices in Sri Lanka.  Also focused on developing strategies to develop an environment favorable to foreign investment.

IP3 / TETRA TECH (ARLINGTON, VA) – DIRECTOR / VICE PRESIDENT – 2013 TO 2016:

IP3 Director, advisor, and programmatic and thought-leadership, on infrastructure project planning related to Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) with donors, aid agencies, international development banks, and governments. Worked with both public and private sector clients.

JACOBS ENGINEERING (ARLINGTON, VA) – INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS DIRECTOR/ PROGRAM MANAGER - 2006 TO 2013:

Program lead for Jacobs’ Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) account, US Federal Agency transportation planning project manager and consultant, and strategic advisor to Jacobs’ infrastructure program leadership on global growth strategies. A major focus of the MCC program was ensuring that competitive and transparent procurements were initiated and that they were aligned with national strategic objectives of host countries. Also led natural resource planning consulting team.

BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON (SALT LAKE CITY / TYSON’S CORNER) – ASSOCIATE AND SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER – 2002 TO 2006:

Natural Resource Planning, regional economic planning, and infrastructure (Energy, Transportation, Concessions) on Federally Managed Public Lands, advisor on international pursuits, organizational change management for federal agencies.

ENTRANCO ENGINEERING (SALT LAKE CITY, UT) - TRANSPORTATION AND PLANNING MANAGER – 1999 TO 2002:

Transportation and environmental (NEPA) planning for Federal, State and Local Government clients.

SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (SALT LAKE CITY, UT) – ADJUNCT PROFESSOR – 1997:

Taught effective communications, business communications, and geography.

HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (SOUTH AFRICA) – CHIEF RESEARCHER AND MANAGER - 1996 TO 1997:

Program manager of environmental and social development programs in partnership with the South African Department of Environment and Tourism, foreign donors (USAID, Danish Aid, and the World Health Organization). Focus was on developing critical infrastructure programs in impoverished rural communities.

UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO (SOUTH AFRICA) – PROFESSOR – 1993 TO 1995:

Economic geography professor, sustainable rural and regional development program, post-apartheid reconstruction studies, regional representative for World Health Organization “Global Change and Social Transformation Program.”

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDIES) / 1998 to 2000

Participated in a Ph.D. program at the University of Utah. Focused on advanced statistical modeling and research methodologies.

UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH (SOUTH AFRICA) – M.A. ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY – CUM LAUDE / 1989

Socio-economic regional planning study of alternative transportation systems in the Cape Town Metropolitan area.

UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH (SOUTH AFRICA) – HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA / 1987

Certified as a History, Geography and English Teacher.

UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH (SOUTH AFRICA) – B.A. HONS – POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY – CUM LAUDE / 1985

Geo-political studies of the changing post-colonial order in Southern Africa.

UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH (SOUTH AFRICA) – B.A. / 1984

Majored in Geography and History with minor in English and Archaeology.

 

Publications

Journal of Public Procurement - Procuring healthcare public-private partnerships (PPPs) through unsolicited proposals during the COVID-19 pandemic - https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JOPP-07-2020-0061/full/html

Should We Consider Private-Public Partnerships Instead of Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Development? - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/should-we-consider-private-public-partnerships-instead-david-baxter/

Uxolo - African (and MENA) PPP: from drawing board to reality - https://www.uxologlobal.com/articles/7004/African-PPP-from-drawing-board-to-reality

World Bank - We need more progress on delivering digital broadband PPPs to underserved communities - https://blogs.worldbank.org/ppps/we-need-more-progress-delivering-digital-broadband-ppps-underserved-communities?CID=WBW_AL_BlogNotification_EN_EXT

Uxolo - DFI’s Go Off Grid – https://www.uxologlobal.com/articles/6997/DFIs-go-off-grid

Investment Monitor - Will US infrastructure splurge cut out Canada? https://investmentmonitor.ai/construction/will-us-infrastructure-splurge-cut-out-canada

World Association of Public Private Partnerships and Professionals (WAPPP) and Global Infrastructure Hub (GIH) – A Transnational PPP World – Innovation, Collaboration & Common Prosperity: Exploring Potential North American Projects - https://youtu.be/zQZgFc_itU0

World Bank: One year, 20 blogs on COVID-19's impact on infrastructure finance projects
https://blogs.worldbank.org/ppps/one-year-20-blogs-covid-19s-impact-infrastructure-finance-projects?CID=WBW_AL_BlogNotification_EN_EXT

Global Infrastructure Hub - Why best-case scenario planning fails resilient infrastructure
https://www.gihub.org/blog/why-best-case-scenario-planning-fails-resilient-infrastructure/

Texas Proves that US Infrastructure is Not Resilient and is Facing a Crises
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/texas-proves-us-infrastructure-resilient-facing-crises-david-baxter/

Changing Direction
https://www.uxologlobal.com/articles/6992/Changing-direction

Blockchains as a Mechanism for Improving Data (Information) Trust in PPP Projects
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/blockchains-mechanism-improving-data-information-trust-david-baxter/?trackingId=OxDr2LnuTG6J24yScupbTQ%3D%3D

Five Pillars for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Resilience
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/five-pillars-public-private-partnership-ppp-david-baxter/

Public-Private Partnerships in a Covid-19 World – Gallagher UK article
https://www.ajg.com/uk/news-and-insights/2020/december/public-private-partnerships-in-a-covid-19-world/?utm_campaign=GGB+UK+General+News&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin

Is digital the new infrastructure? Referenced in this Investment Monitor Article –https://investmentmonitor.ai/ict-and-internet-infrastructure/is-digital-the-new-infrastructure

A 10 Point Public-Private Partnership Plan for National Economic Recovery in the USA - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/10-point-public-private-partnership-plan-national-economic-baxter/

PPPs in Saudi Arabia – Podcast - https://mashoragroup.com/public-private-partnerships-in-saudi-arabia/

A Mega Infrastructure Project Gone Wrong
https://www.fdiintelligence.com/article/78762

De-Risking PPP Projects in a Pandemic Prone World
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/de-risking-projects-pandemic-prone-world-david-baxter/

How Covid-19 could revive PPPs in the US infrastructure market https://www.pharmaceutical-technology.com/fdi/how-covid-19-could-revive-ppps-in-the-us-infrastructure-market/
Covid-19 sparks paradigm shift in infrastructure projects - https://www.fdiintelligence.com/article/78180

157 PPP Practitioners from 69 Countries Share their Insights on the Status of PPPs in the Pandemic Epoch - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/157-ppp-practitioners-from-69-countries-share-insights-david-baxter/

The Need for a Covid-19 Recovery “Triage” of National PPP Initiatives -
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/need-covid-19-recovery-triage-national-ppp-david-baxter/?published=t

Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and Healthcare
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=novwnTK4-d4&feature=youtu.be

Pandemics, PPPs and Force Majeure
https://www.publicspendforum.net/blogs/david-baxter/2020/04/24/pandemics-public-private-partnerships-and-force-majeure/

Expediting Procurement of Needed Healthcare Services, Infrastructure, and Goods through PPPs during the Covid-19 Pandemic
https://www.publicspendforum.net/blogs/david-baxter/2020/04/14/expediting-procurement-of-needed-healthcare-services-infrastructure-and-goods-through-ppps-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Pragmatic Procurements (Solicitations) of Emergency Healthcare Unsolicited Proposals During the COVID-19 Pandemichttps://www.publicspendforum.net/blogs/david-baxter/2020/04/07/pragmatic-procurements-solicitations-of-emergency-healthcare-unsolicited-proposals-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

The Need for Sustainable PPP Recovery Strategies in a Post-COVID-19 World https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/need-sustainable-ppp-recovery-strategies-world-david-baxter/

Proactive Strategic Healthcare PPPs in the Corona Virus Epoch https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/proactive-strategic-healthcare-ppps-corona-virus-epoch-david-baxter/

World Bank - Regenerative PPPs (R+PPP): Designing PPPs that keep delivering. https://blogs.worldbank.org/ppps/regenerative-ppps-rppp-designing-ppps-keep-delivering

World Bank - 2018: Are we ready to commit to building resilient infrastructure? https://blogs.worldbank.org/ppps/2018-are-we-ready-commit-building-resilient-infrastructure

World Bank - Future-Proofing Resilient PPPs https://blogs.worldbank.org/ppps/future-proofing-resilient-ppps