Public-Private Infrastructure Partnerships

Course summary

The course develops participants’ skills and knowledge in the following ways:

·      Conceptual framework for Public Private Infrastructure Partnerships (PPIPs)

·      Policy, legal, regulatory frameworks and institutional arrangements.

·      Public Private Infrastructure Partnerships in the African context

·      Design, prepare, negotiate, implement and monitor effective infrastructure projects

·      Preparing bankable pre-feasibility studies and the evaluation of value for money bids

·      Developing project implementation strategies

·      Alternative financing mechanisms for PPIPs

·      Establishing workable cross-border partnerships

·      Engaging the public and industry in infrastructure planning

·      Outline of public infrastructure and service sectors

·      Role of the private sector in service provision and setting service standards policy, regulatory and institutional frameworks including role of government Public-Private Partnership (PPP) units

·      Good examples of PPP in the infrastructure sector including lessons learnt from failed PPIPs as well as critical factors for the success of a PPIPs

·      Negotiation including the negotiation and structuring of PPIP concessions and contracts

·      Broader leadership and organisational management competencies to include project management, implementing change and public speaking

·      Addressing cross cutting development issues (gender equity, inclusive development, ethics, transparency)


Inputs from industry to highlight/demonstrate contemporary industry environments/ processes and share knowledge are a valuable element of this short course.

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