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  • Blog posts
    Tuesday 21/02/2017

    CP3P – Strengthening PPP best practice through a global standard of knowledge

    2016 saw the much anticipated launch of the APMG Public Private Partnerships (PPP) Certification Program.   Responding to the need to enhance knowledge around PPPs and in the absence of a global certification program on PPPs - the Certification Program is an innovation and a collaboration between the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the Multilateral... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Friday 09/12/2016


    IP3, a Tetra Tech Company and APMG, an award winning exam institute, have signed an agreement which offers joint recognition for both parties providing training courses that cover implementation of the complete life cycle of public-private partnerships (PPPs). The APMG PPP Certification Program was launched in early 2016 and aims to foster a common minimum level of knowledge and understanding amongst practitioners with the intention that a proper practitioner should have knowledge of the whole... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Friday 25/11/2016

    Training the APMG PPP Certification Program in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda to support transformation of property and infrastructure, economic growth and better public value

    Greater collaboration between the public and private sector in emerging markets is transforming property and infrastructure and providing exciting opportunities for economic growth. We are now seeing public private partnerships (PPPs/P3s) in a wider range of countries, as well as in new sectors (e.g. water and wastewater) both in established PPP/P3 markets and in those where PPP/P3 project pipelines have paused - such as the UK. What is often lacking in these partnerships is the expertise,... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Tuesday 22/11/2016

    Why I was drawn to APMG's PPP Certification Program to support the Water Sector

    I am a Water Engineer/Consultant and have been working for a number of years now on helping water utilities around the world optimize their network operations, with a particular focus on Non-Revenue Water (NRW). I recently concluded an NRW performance based contract (PBC) in the Kingdom of Bahrain, in the Middle East. Prior to that, I worked on a number of utility Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building projects in countries such as Ghana, Sudan and Sri Lanka. Through this... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Friday 02/09/2016

    Three takeaway points from Infrastructure Dialogue 2016

    Infrastructure Dialogue “Off the beaten track” took place on 22-23 June 2016 at the Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt. Having attended both days, these are my perspectives on three highlights that were of particular interest to me. A glance at the market: putting recent Brexit developments into perspective. While this conference took place, the UK held a national referendum for its people whether they wish to stay inside or outside the European Union. The day that followed I suspect many of the... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Wednesday 13/07/2016

    Event roundup: PPP Americas Event - Santiago, Chile

    I was delighted to attend the 7th PPPAMÉRICAS event in Santiago de Chile last week. Organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), this successful event attracts around 400 Public-Private Partnership (PPP) delegates every year. Attendees come together to discuss and share views relating to present and future PPP developments in Latin America and the Caribbean. There were, as usual, a significant number of representatives from Multilateral... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Tuesday 05/07/2016

    Event roundup: Building APMG Certified PPP Professionals (CP3P) in Korea - 22 June

    Over 110 delegates attended our event in Seoul, one of three events held last week showcasing the APMG PPP Certification Program. The event opened with a congratulatory speech from Mr. Seong-hoo Kang, Director General, Regional Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Strategy and Finance. Welcoming the launch of the PPP Certification Program in Korea, Mr. Seong-hoo Kang expressed his pride in Korea being chosen as the first country in Asia to launch the certification. The Korean government has given... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Thursday 23/06/2016

    Healthcare Public-Private Partnerships in realising the healthcare Sustainable Development Goals

    This is an unprecedented time of change for the healthcare sector globally.  Demand is rising exponentially as life expectancy increases, and patients are better informed and have higher expectations.  The information revolution has also given clinicians better access to evidence-based practice, and scientific and technological innovation that will transform the way health services are delivered. The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set some challenging targets in relation... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Thursday 23/06/2016

    Training in the government will bring you Value for Money in PPPs

    A question I often receive at meetings is how to calculate value for money in PPPs. Many governments hire consultancy services that produce impressive spreadsheets on VfM. Very good, but for those governments who do not have the capacity to afford these services or do not understand the spreadsheet, here are some basics:What is Value for Money? The first thing the spreadsheets do is calculate how much ‘cheaper’ a project would be compared with traditional procurement. If that was the case, we... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Tuesday 21/06/2016

    Introducing the APMG PPP Certification Program and the PPP Certification Program Guide

    I’ve been immersed in the world of public-private partnerships (PPPs) for over a decade, and during that time I have seen first-hand how these partnerships can help large-scale infrastructure projects overcome serious challenges. The new APMG PPP Certification Program, a global certification program on PPPs, offers access to knowledge at a scale that has never before existed, and it has the potential to improve the effectiveness of infrastructure PPPs around the world. Filling a gap The APMG... READ MORE