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  • Blog posts
    Friday 19/05/2017

    Laurence Carter, senior director of the World Bank’s PPP group, talks about a new culture of collaboration between the development agencies

    PPPs and the World Bank have gone hand-in-hand since the model’s inception. Developing countries struggle to address infrastructure investment deficits without PPPs and struggle to get PPPs off the ground without the backing of multilateral development banks (MDBs). But although the World Bank still has a remit on lending and advising on PPPs, its focus has been switching to cover wider infrastructure and supporting and educating the public sector in however it looks to deliver projects. And... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Wednesday 03/05/2017

    EBRD INITIATIVE BRINGS PPP CERTIFICATION TRAINING TO PUBLIC SECTOR CANDIDATES IN THE WESTERN BALKANS

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) sponsored PPP Certification training for the first time last week. The Foundation level training, aimed at candidates from public sector institutions in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, was delivered at EBRD’s premises in Belgrade by Andrés Rebollo, Lead Author of the PPP Program Guide and the CEO at Knowledge-Infrastructure, an accredited training provider. Trainees from ministries and municipalities were joined by candidates from... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Thursday 30/03/2017

    K-infra lanza sus cursos CP3P Foundation en España

    La semana pasada, los delegados que acudieron al curso CP3P Foundation-Madrid de K-Infra e hicieron el examen en las instalaciones de K-Infra, recibieron su nota definitiva, y todos ellos aprobaron. El curso Foundation-Madrid ha sido la primera edición de formación CP3P Foundation de K-Infra ofrecida de manera abierta. Es decir, dedicada a candidatos españoles o residentes en España interesados en preparar el examen CP3P Foundation, en lugar de los cursos in-house para grupos específicos de... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Friday 24/03/2017

    Making successful cases for Public Private Partnerships

    Making successful cases for Public Private Partnerships Mark Williams, property and infrastructure lead at PA Consulting Group and John Wilkinson, MOD Defence Infrastructure Organisation PFI Advisor (on secondment from PA Consulting Group) Infrastructure investment under good PPPs/P3s deals It is well documented that infrastructure investment is vital to support economic growth. In emerging markets and developing economies there is now greater collaboration between the public and private... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Tuesday 21/03/2017

    K-Infrastructure launches CP3P Foundation exam courses in Spain

    This month K-Infra ran classroom training for the APMG PPP Certification Program for the first time. The course content was delivered in Madrid by Andres Rebollo, Lead Author of the PPP Program Guide and CEO at K-Infra. Andres is very pleased to report that every candidate that sat the exam at the end of the course successfully passed the exam. This is the first time K-Infra have made training for the CP3P Foundation level exam open to individuals in Spain, as opposed to specific groups from a... READ MORE
  • 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

    THE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS (IP3) AND APMG SIGN JOINT RECOGNITION AGREEMENT FOR PPP TRAINING COURSES

    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

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