Financial Analysis Techniques for Infrastructure Projects Online Program


Arlington, VA Classroom



Course Description

Project finance is the financing of long-term infrastructure, industrial projects, and public services based upon a non-recourse or limited-recourse financial structure, in which project debt and equity used to finance the project are paid back from the cash flow generated by the project. In most developing markets, project finance is the preferred financial structure because the financing is limited- or non-recourse to the government.

This six-course program is designed for infrastructure professionals looking to gain a deeper understanding of how to structure and negotiate successful project-backed financing that is viable to lenders and investors.

The program will enable participants to interpret financial statements including cash flows, profit and loss, and balance sheets to analyze whether a project’s financial structures are bankable, affordable, and sustainable.

Participants will also learn to identify the essential financial input data required to develop an appropriate PPP financial model, and will be exposed to effective financial modeling design skills by analyzing case studies, developing their own financial models, and receiving feedback about how to improve their models.

Learning Outcomes

Through successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze fundamental structures of limited-recourse project financing vs. corporate and sovereign financing techniques
  • Assess project “bankability” under financial and fiscal different conditions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key financial concepts used by project finance investors, lenders, and analysts
  • Describe comprehensive risk analysis and assessment from various perspectives
  • Discuss key project finance contracts and documentation
  • Demonstrate how to design, set-up, and effectively label spreadsheet-based financial modeling
  • Structure key technical and financial statements within the financial model (i.e., demand projections, capital investments, financing sources, etc.)

Who Will Benefit

  • National, regional and local government officials
  • Contract officers/regulatory commissioners
  • Senior officials from PPP or privatization units
  • Public service, utility managers, executives, and legal experts
  • Staff of bilateral and multilateral international organizations