Memorandum of understanding signed between DIPE and CDP

Memorandum of understanding signed between DIPE and CDP

Public-private partnership and public investments

New agreement lays the groundwork for shared projects aimed at boosting skills within the public administration.

Extra impetus for public and private investments, promoting Italy’s growth and competitiveness.

Bernadette Veca, Head of the Department for Economic Policy Planning and Coordination (DIPE) at the Office of the Italian Prime Minister, and Dario Scannapieco, the CEO and General Manager of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding. The aim is to enhance and broaden the cooperation between the two institutions, focusing on the growth of public investments and public-private partnerships, which are also key goals for the Interministerial Committee for Economic Planning and Sustainable Development (CIPESS).

The new MoU, which aims to give further impetus to public and private investments, sets the stage for a series of joint initiatives by DIPE and CDP to improve skills within the public administration, promote best practices, and carry out research to help grow public-private partnerships and improve the ability to deliver public-interest investments.

The actions taken by DIPE and CDP, together with top universities, will also fall under the remit of the European investment scheme, InvestEU.

In this context – and as a partner of the InvestEU Advisory Hub – CDP can help DIPE carry out various tasks, shortly to include setting up a training course for public managers to boost their skills and knowledge in managing investment projects. This will be followed by more initiatives like creating detailed guides for carrying out partnership operations in specific sectors.

The institutional partnership between DIPE and CDP responds to the goals set by Senator Alessandro Morelli (Undersecretary to the Prime Minister's Office for Economic Policy and Public Investment) and will provide an additional tool for delivering the Italian government’s programme.