Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) - Virtual Learning - Meirc

Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) - Virtual Learning

Why Attend

After the financial crisis of 2008, many governments around the world turned to the private sector to help finance and implement major public projects through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). While the main reason for governments to turn to PPPs was to reduce upfront costs, it soon became clear that successful PPPs also resulted in better infrastructure projects and improved government services. This has allowed governments to focus more on policy, planning, and regulation without having to worry about operations and implementation.

In this course, attendees will learn all about PPPs and the process and steps needed to establish a partnership that can benefit both the public and private sectors. 

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  •   Define the benefits and risks of PPPs and their impact on government projects and services
  •   List the different types of PPPs
  •   Construct effective sector diagnostic tools and sector road maps
  •   Apply strategic thinking to determine when PPPs should be used
  •   Identify PPP best practices and select the best model for different sectors
  •   Develop PPP preparatory plans that increase the likelihood of project success

Target Audience

All managers and senior professionals who are involved in designing or developing public-private partnership plans as well as other executives who would like to develop an in-depth understanding of the benefits and risks of PPPs.

Target Competencies

  • Developing public-private partnerships
  • Strategic thinking
  • Strategic planning
  • Operational planning
  • Performance management
  • Results orientation
  • Public-private partnership overview
    • Definition of PPPs
    • Reasons for PPPs
    • Objectives of partnerships
    • Benefits of PPPs
    • Risks of PPPs
    • Types of partnerships
      • Service contracts
      • Management contracts
      • Lease contracts
      • Concessions
      • Build–Operate–Transfer (BOT) models
      • Hybrid arrangements
      • Joint ventures
  • Structuring a PPP: Sector diagnostic and sector roadmap
    • Requirements and expectations
    • Technical issues
    • Legal, regulatory, and policy framework
    • Institutional structures and capacity
    • Commercial, financial, and economic Issues
    • Stakeholder consultation
    • Clear sector strategy and roadmap
    • Clear government commitment and a designated champion
  • PPP preparatory work
    • Establishing appropriate legal, regulatory, and policy frameworks
    • Technical preparation
    • Institutional structures and capacity building
    • Establishing a PPP unit
    • Project implementation unit
    • Technical assistance
    • Commercial, financial, and economic preparation
    • Project financing
    • Tariff design
    • Tariff adjustments
    • Subsidy design
    • Labor considerations
    • Including local partners
    • Stakeholder involvement

Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC)

MPC certified courses by Meirc Training and Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.

Per participant

USD 1,750

Fees + VAT as applicable

Tax Registration Number : 100239834300003

Online Training

16 - 18 Mar, 2021


10:00 to 14:00 (UAE)

9:00 to 13:00 (KSA)