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Ancor Suárez-Alemán

Ancor Suárez-Alemán, PhD., is an economist and senior specialist in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in the IDB's Vice Presidency for Countries. He has worked in the field of infrastructure and economic policy for more than a decade, focusing on investment and financing, infrastructure economics and policy, project evaluation, efficiency, competition, and regulation. Currently, he coordinates the upstream area of the IDB's PPP Single Window, as well as the Network for Analysis and Good Practices in Public-Private Partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean (PPP Network), among other functions. Before joining the Vice Presidency, he worked as an economist at the IDB's Department of Infrastructure and Energy (formerly Infrastructure and Sustainability), and previously at the World Bank for the South Asia region. He previously collaborated on various infrastructure projects for the Government of Spain or the European Commission, among others. In the field of research, he has published more than a hundred papers on PPPs, economics and infrastructure policy, investment or financing in different books, magazines and other specialized publications.

Posts by Ancor Suárez-Alemán

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Addressing Water Stress through Public-Private Partnerships in Desalination Projects

The desalination industry offers an effective alternative to respond to water scarcity in the region, especially in a context where it is essential to engage the private sector, and develop and structure effective projects that meet social needs.

How can we apply data analysis to the development of Public-Private Partnerships?
How can we apply data analysis to the development of Public-Private Partnerships?

In developing projects, nothing yields greater value for money than data.

Lessons from a Success Story: Private Port Operators in Latin America and the Caribbean

In the midst of COVID-19, maritime transportation remains essential to the world economy. Ports operated by the private sector have historically shown better performance as well as more flexibility and faster adoption of new technologies, key factors for a strong recovery from the current economic crisis.