Public private partnerships (PPPs) are an alternative mechanism, used by governments, for procuring, delivering, financing and managing public infrastructure and services.

The APMG PPP Certification Program® (CP3P®) is an innovation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Inter-American Development Bank through its Multilateral Investment Fund (IADB through its MIF), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the World Bank Group (WBG) funded by the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF).

Programme Objectives

The main objective of this Foundation course is to introduce the PPP concept as an option to procure and manage infrastructure.

This course also introduces the relevance and features of a proper PPP framework and the entire PPP process cycle, including a description of each of the phases that constitutes the process from a practical perspective.

An additional objective of the course is to help create a common ground for terminology regarding PPPs and the PPP process.

The Foundation course includes a PPP Guide, comprising eight chapters and a glossary, which are a Body of Knowledge (BoK) detailing all relevant aspects of creating and implementing efficient, sustainable public-private partnerships (PPPs).

At the end of the Foundation course, participants have the option to register for the Certified PPP Professional Foundation examination conducted by IP3I.

Target Participants

This course targets National and County Government officers, State corporation managers, private practitioners, technical consultants, and other interested professionals currently involved or planning to be involved in PPP projects.

Programme Delivery

The delivery of the course employs a combination of interactive lectures, discussions and case studies delivered by PPP experts (both academics and practitioners).

The case methodology as a learning technique gives participants a chance to analyse real PPP scenarios, discuss project preparation and implementation challenges, and participate in collaborative problem-solving.

Key Focus Areas

  • Definition and main characteristics of a PPP
  • Alternatives for infrastructure finance and procurement
  • Types of PPP and other terminology applied
  • Where PPPs are used
  • Motivations for using PPPs
  • Typical structure of a PPP
  • How PPPs are financed
  • Reasons for project failure
  • Overview of the PPP process


The APMG PPP Certification Program® (CP3P®)

The APMG PPP Certification Program® (CP3P®) was developed with a shared vision of enhancing PPP performance globally. It consists of three levels of courses: Foundation, Preparation and Execution.


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