PPP Strategies, Methods, and Project Structuring Online Program Part I


Online Learning



Course Description

This course begins with an introduction to PPP definitions and terminology, project design, and implementation, illustrating the basic framework for executing PPP projects. Participants receive an overview of PPP procurement, project structuring, and an introduction to project finance and the core elements of PPP bankability.

We then look at the four-phase PPP project cycle, as described by The World Bank (project identification and screening, feasibility analysis, transaction, and contract management), and break down the first two stages.

Students will prepare to navigate outcomes faced in risk distribution and the inherent effects it introduces for both the government and the private sector. In addition, this course will explore types of public-sector risk-sharing, appropriate mitigation strategies in the contract phase, and managing risk through the completion of the project.

Through case studies and practical activities, participants will gain knowledge and skills that will enable them to identify and screen projects that may be suitable for PPP delivery and appreciate and understand the analyses necessary to prepare a project for successful PPP procurement.

Participants will build the toolkit they need to begin the process of implementing public-private partnerships. They will also explore the distinctions between financing for and funding of PPP projects while considering risk allocation, the government’s willingness to share risks, and the impacts on its financial interests and begin their PPP journey within their organization.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the design and implementation of a PPP program
  • Understand the risks and risk allocation methodologies associated with PPPs
  • Understand the process of determining value-for-money (VfM) and risk analysis
  • Identify best practices in the conduct of financial, economic, and technical feasibility studies
  • Compare various procurement options
  • Understand the legal and financial models associated with PPPs
  • Utilize practical criteria for screening and evaluating projects for PPP suitability
  • Conduct PPP project due diligence to gain familiarity with project characteristics and restraints
  • Critically interpret feasibility analyses to determine whether or not to advance a project to the procurement stage
  • Assess government risk exposure in a PPP contract and potential effects if issues are not resolved

Who Will Benefit

The course is designed for public officials as well as private sector professionals who have an understanding of fundamental public-private partnership concepts, and now seek to learn how to financially execute such projects.

  • Government officials from ministries, state agencies, and municipal governments
  • Senior management and board members from utilities
  • Regulatory agencies and authorities
  • Professionals from financial institutions
  • Staff of international donor organizations