Public Private Partnerships Foundation

Public Private Partnerships Foundation

Learn the basic concepts and essential theory of Public Private Partnerships

Public Private Partnerships Foundation

(45 customer reviews)


The main objectives of the Public Private Partnerships Foundation course is to introduce the PPP concept as an option to procure and manage infrastructure; to scope the term for the purpose of the PPP Guide, and to explain its main characteristics.

Delivery format: Classroom, Virtual-Led & Self-Paced Online
Certification: Public Private Partnerships Foundation

The APMG PPP Certification Program is an innovation of 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 Investment Fund (MIF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) and part funded by the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) with a shared vision of enhancing PPP performance globally. CP3P is the definitive credential to demonstrate to your peers that your abilities are aligned with international PPP good practice.

PPPs are one way to procure infrastructure and services. As explained later in the Public Private Partnerships Foundation course, the PPP approach may provide significant benefits if and when a number of conditions are met. As PPPs are useful in procuring both infrastructure and services, this course is especially focused on better use of PPPs as a tool to deliver new or upgraded infrastructure. In this way, the greatest possible value from this procurement option can be extracted in order to help countries to fill the infrastructure gap by accessing more private capital and expertise in an efficient and programmatic manner; this is especially true for Emerging Market and Developing Economy (EMDE) countries.

The main objectives of the Public Private Partnerships Foundation course is to introduce the PPP concept as an option to procure and manage infrastructure; to scope the term for the purpose of the PPP Guide, and to explain its main characteristics. The PPP Foundation course also introduces those aspects of PPPs that will be explained further in the rest of the PPP educational programs. These include the relevance and features of a proper PPP framework and the entire PPP process cycle, including a description of each of the phases that constitutes the process from a practical perspective

The PPP Certification Program Guide, referred to as the PPP Guide, was written by PPP practitioners. It comprises best practices from many countries and aims to bring a consistency of terms used in PPPs and to increase skills and capacity for the delivery of PPPs. Please see a summary of the PPP Guide below:

Public Private Partnerships Certification PAth

The Public Private Partnership Foundation Course and Examination are based on Chapter 1, Appendix A and the Glossary of the PPP Guide.

Learning Objectives

The Public Private Partnerships Foundation certification is aimed at individuals who are involved in PPP projects and require a working knowledge of the key principles of financing PPP projects. The Foundation exam tests whether a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the PPP Guide to act as an informed team member of a PPP finance project. The Foundation certification is a pre-requisite for the Practitioner certifications

The Public Private Partnerships Foundation examination tests whether the course participant is able to demonstrate an understanding of the established procedures, roles and institutional responsibilities that determine how the Government selects, implements and manages PPP projects, as outlined in the PPP Guide, including terms used, Process sequences and roles involved.

The learning objectives of the Public Private Partnerships Foundation training are:

  • The fundamentals of successfully financing PPP projects.
  • The most effective sources of funding PPP projects plus their benefits and limitations.
  • Setting up new PPP frameworks and how to identify effective existing frameworks.
  • The key phases in the PPP process.
  • Project Identification and PPP Screening for PPP Projects
  • Key steps and procedures in appraising PPP Projects
  • Structuring and Drafting Public Private Partnership Tenders and Contracts

Target Audience

This certification is aimed at individuals who are involved in PPP projects, who require a working knowledge of the key principles of financing PPP projects, who need to know the terminology used and some of the theory behind the PPP financing structures. It is also the introduction to the higher level Practitioner certification and therefore includes all those who are the target audience for that certification.

Exam Structure

The Public Private Partnerships Foundation examination is structured as follows:

  • Multiple choice
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed-book


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45 reviews for Public Private Partnerships Foundation

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    Salrasy Heng

    The course exposed me to new knowledge and practices.

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    Vicheka Tip

    Like the part that explain real project from trainer in the training

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    Kosal Ban

    The trainer is knowledgeable and full of practical experience.

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    Shahzad Hasan Rizvi

    The course is relevant to the area of expertise of my company. Everything was best, especially Mr. Lieven Jacquemyn (the trainer)

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    Shireen Hina Asghar

    The interaction of the instructor was well coordinated and excellent. Wonderful experience indeed. Its perfect. Time duration can be enhanced a little.

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    Attiq ur Rehman Mugahl

    Trainer explanation was clear. It enabled me to compare the APMG guide with our PPP framework.

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    Muhammad Imran Younus

    Question & Answer Sessions was great! Many queries were addressed with ample time

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    Muhammad Asif

    It was well designed, well presented, and tailored in accordance with the course outline. Learning experience would be better if the class is conducted physically.

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    Muhammad Mansoor Sarwar

    The PPP language / terminology being used at international level. Prefer the training sessions to be face to face class room environment.

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    Hafiz Muhammad Suleman

    The trainer Mr. Leiven is s learned person and he has a vast knowledge in the field of PPP. I wish to attend another course under his supervision.

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    Mohammad Awais

    It is a good foundation course providing essential preliminary knowledge adequately and properly delivered by the trainer. I have learned new concepts and practices that are useful to me. I think the duration may be enhanced with more details.

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    The course is very much related to my current assignment. it helps me to instill in me a clear understanding of PPP Concept and approach. The course is nicely delivered by Trainer.

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    Naeem ur Rahman

    The content and presentation slides are really comprehensive to understand. Some of the sample questions are confusing. Try to use simple and clear language for the questions. Online training is fine but somehow less interesting as compared to physical, personally prefer physical classes.

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    Muhammad Umer Amin

    The course content was of quite a value creation, especially for the question-answer session, was quite good and learning.

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    Abdul Shakoor Noonari

    Trainer was very good in explaining concepts of ppp. It should be more generalized…more on vfm topic be included as public sector comparator. Overall, it was good and interesting regarding new concepts

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Event Details

Cybiant offer the following learning options for this course:

Self-Paced-Online Learning - 3 months access
If your a choosing the Self-Paced-Online (SPO) learning option, you will complete the course on your own time, in your own pace. Cybiant will provide you with access to an online learning environment where you can watch videos, and practice with sample questions. The SPO option provides access for 3 months, and includes the official exam.

Virtual Training - 2x2hours per day
If you are choosing the virtual training learning option, you will participate in a live course by a Cybiant instructor, which is delivered 100% online. You will receive meeting invitations to participate in the live lectures through the Zoom platform. There will be 2 x 2-hour sessions per day, so this option does provide you with flexibility to plan some other work. All sessions are recorded, in case you miss any of the session. All virtual training courses include the official examination, which will be taken online on the last day of class.

Classroom Training - full day
If you are choosing the classroom training option, you will participate in this training in a live class in a 5-star hotel. This training option provides you with the opportunity to discuss topics in detail with other course participants, and learn from their experience. You will be trained by one of our Cybiant experts, and will complete the exam on the last day of class. Training is conducted daily, based on the following time schedule:

Start time: 09:00 UTC+08

End time: 17:00 UTC+08

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