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  • 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
  • Blog posts
    Friday 28/07/2017

    PPP candidates in 57 countries now certified at Foundation level

    The Certified PPP Professional (CP3P) program continues to go from strength to strength since its launch in March 2016. Please find some of the key highlights to date detailed below: The increasing popularity of the scheme has resulted in PPP professionals from 57 countries around the world being certified at Foundation level A total of nine Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs) and four Affiliated Partners are now capable of delivering face-to-face training in support of the PPP Program.... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Friday 30/06/2017

    What can fuel India's Growth?

    India’s Economic Fundamentals Remain Strong; Investment Pick-Up Needed for Sustained Growth, says New World Bank Report The World Bank has just released its flagship report highlighting the state of the Indian economy, its future growth prospects. According to the report, India remains the fastest growing economy in the world - economic fundamentals are strong, and reform momentum continues. GST is on track for implementation in the second quarter of the fiscal year, and is expected to yield... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Thursday 29/06/2017

    Report from the International PPP Seminar in Seoul, Korea

    A new wave of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) market development has been emerging in Korea since the introduction of the APMG PPP Program Guide in Seoul in June 2016.  Following the launch of the APMG PPP Training Program in January this year by P3 Korea, the first CP3P ATO in Asia, many institutional organizations including Central Government, have shown huge interest in whether PPP knowledge and capability can contribute to their future growth and strategic success.  In response to the... READ MORE

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