Preparing Bankable Public Private Partnership Projects (PBPPP)
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Governments worldwide face the challenge to provide urban infrastructure and services in the appropriate quantity and quality. Governments are increasingly under pressure to perform with limited resources. The poor often suffer the most from limited access to services. Knowing how to leverage know how and finance for investment in infrastructure and services is essential. The trend, in recent years, has been for governments to work in partnership with the private sector to tap its potential and to increase funding from private sources. However, the process of preparing and putting projects out to bid is a lengthy and complicated process; the process of working together over the longer term is not an easy task. In fact, the knowledge and skills within government bodies to prepare bankable PPP projects that are sustainable over the longer term are often missing.

An important aspect of partnership projects is good project preparation; this ensures that value for money is created, risk is shared and problems in implementation are avoided. Well prepared projects help to avoid failures on the part of the private sectors to deliver. The process of structuring a healthy transaction can be challenging; governments and PPP professionals in countries have been working to develop the tools needed to ensure that the preparation (and implementation) process run smoothly.

The course has a practical focus and it will deal with the key aspects of and issues faced in public private partnerships, will include three days of field visits to best practices in the Netherlands, and a programmed exercise that will take them through the process of putting together bankable PPP projects. The course will be case based, meaning that participants will analyze and discuss a diverse series of cases, from countries in the developing and developed world, and will derive lessons from these that will bring value to PPP interventions in their own countries.

This course is for policy makers and public professionals dealing with public private partnerships for infrastructure from developing and transitional economies. Private sector professionals and academicians will also benefit from taking part in the course and interacting in a multi-disciplinary and international setting.
IHS Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies
Architectuur en stedebouw; Bestuur; Bevolking; Ruimte; Ruimtelijk bestuursrecht; Stedelijke gebieden; Wonen;
16 juni 2013
04 juli 2013