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  • Blog posts
    Tuesday 19/06/2018

    PPPs need to be reviewed before funding them

    The European Network on Debt and Development, an NGO operating in the Public Private Partnerships sector, has called upon The World Bank Group (WBG) to stop funding and promoting PPPs, until they are thoroughly reviewed and confirm their effectiveness. There has been sufficient evidence to highlight the concern over the failure of public service projects using PPPs. Over 80 signatories from across three continents have addressed an open letter to WBG highlighting the growing concerns over... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Friday 18/05/2018

    APMG's PPP certification so far...An infographic

    Since its launch in June 2016, APMG's PPP Certification Program has grown by leaps and bounds. This infographic provides a visual summary of the certification program so far. (As of 31 January 2018)      
  • Blog posts
    Monday 30/04/2018

    Q&A with successful candidates of APMG's PPP Preparation exam

    APMG had the opportunity to chat with first ever successful candidates to have completed the Preparation exam of APMG’s PPP Certification course from our ATO in Korea - P3Korea, thus getting closer to achieving the coveted CP3P credential. Find out more about their experience and how they intend to use their knowledge in advancing their professional life. Here we have, Ms. Joo Eun (Jener) Jeung, a specialist in Project Financing and Vice President of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Seoul,... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Tuesday 27/03/2018

    Execution exam - Coming soon!

    The third and final exam within APMG’s PPP Certification Program will be available soon. The Foundation and Preparation exams are already available, giving individuals the opportunity to demonstrate, through passing the Foundation exam, that they have a good knowledge of the PPP process and terminology as described in chapter 1 of the PPP Certification Guide. Individuals who have gone on to pass the Preparation exam have demonstrated an understanding of how to apply and tailor processes, roles... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Thursday 22/03/2018

    The journey of a PPP professional - Q&A with Matthew Perna

    Matthew Perna is a PPP practitioner and one of our first successful APMG PPP Certification Program’s Preparation Exam candidate. We caught up with Matthew Perna to understand his PPP journey and how the PPP Certification Program adds value to his career. Matthew Perna is currently the president of Primer Construction Corp - a general contractor, constructing government projects in the NYC area, and Primer Construction Management Corp, which provides PPP consulting services, including... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Tuesday 17/10/2017

    PPPs on the African Continent

    A significant number of government and business leaders across Africa have come to accept the benefits of Public Private Partnerships as a strategic option, an alternative procurement and financial structuring methodology. An increasing number of African countries are developing PPP policies supported by a PPP framework that typically reflects on the required institutions, procedures, and rules stating how PPPs will be implemented in that country.  PPP Units are being established whilst staff... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Monday 18/09/2017

    Aligning the public-private knowledge asymmetry for successful partnerships

    The universal discourse around the issue of infrastructure deficit within Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDE) has gained considerable traction, particularly over the last few decades. The ability to attract financial investments in developing economies, and particularly in Africa, has proved daunting mainly as a result of insufficient infrastructure. However, infrastructure in itself is an investment which has equally proved daunting for governments in such countries to undertake,... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Friday 15/09/2017

    PPP or not PPP, that is the question?

    The problem with any new or rebranded methodology is that every consultancy rebadges its consultants to demonstrate they have significant track record in this particular discipline and are therefore should be the advisor of choice when you want to access the professional skills. Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) was one such methodology, I remember having to sit through a seminar at a large global consultancy where the new BPR methodology was explained, and I was told how all my previous... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Friday 15/09/2017

    Direct Procurement - opportunities for partnership schemes in the regulated UK water sector

    ‘Direct procurement for customers’ (direct procurement for short) is a new delivery model for the regulated UK water sector, proposed by Ofwat (the UK water sector economic regulator) in December 2015[i]. Similar to PPP/P3, direct procurement is expected to drive value for customers by encouraging more competition in the sector, particularly in the financing and operation of water assets. Given this, water companies can apply existing frameworks such as the World Bank PPP/P3 methodology and the... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Friday 15/09/2017

    The CP3P Certification Program; first time in Lesotho (SA)

    The Foundation level training, aimed at candidates from public sector institutions in Lesotho, was delivered in Maseru by Training Byte Size, an accredited training provider. Candidates from ministries and municipalities with a mixed skill set and experience level in delivering PPPs attended the course. Due to the various levels of understanding of the topic, the course is structured in such way that provided sufficient detail and understanding for the beginner level and also served as a... READ MORE

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