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  • 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
  • Blog posts
    Monday 05/06/2017

    The CP3P credential as a best practice guide for governments in Brazil

    The PPP Professional Certification, the CP3P, is an extraordinary tool that enables professionals in infrastructure segments around the world to have a common language for terms involved in structuring and managing a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project. Support for standardizing the process of PPP projects, has improved overall understanding and enabled institutional organizations and governments to successfully model projects and mitigate risks. It is noticeable that there are many... READ MORE
  • Blog posts
    Thursday 01/06/2017

    Evolving infrastructure models in the UK -- one step forward, two steps back?

    The United Kingdom has been a leading player in the development of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) since the inception of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) in the early 1990s. PFI is a structure that introduced project finance into UK public services for the first time. Under PFI, a private sector consortium builds public assets and services them over a term of 25 to 30 years in exchange for an availability payment. Successive governments have taken full advantage of the policy’s ability... READ MORE

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