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Public Private Partnerships Foundation

Learn the basic concepts and essential theory of Public Private Partnerships

Public Private Partnerships Foundation


(42 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

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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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42 reviews for Public Private Partnerships Foundation

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    Lamin Fatty

    Topics about PPP Framework and processes are insightful.

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    It was very interactive and practical. Course schedule would need to be improve, it should be taken after working hours. Highly recommended to be entrenched in the ECOWAS program!

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    Christian APPIAH

    Course schedule is very applicable to my official work schedule. Hold physical sessions to minimize interference from office work. I suggest to hold physical sessions to minimize interference from office work. In addition to international practical examples, trainers could acquaint themselves with more examples from the Region (ECOWAS in this regards).

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    Degbane Osawe

    I like the sample questions section as it showed me how easily a question could be misunderstood. I think more time needed to spent on the later modules such as finance etc. It would be nice if there are different exam samples and not just one.

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    Ahmed Abdulrazaq

    The course provides good learning materials. It should be noted that PPPs are Dynamic and some answers to the questions are arguable. The conduct of the exams tries to provide critical thinking however the concept of the exam should shift from critical thinking to more of understanding concepts due to the Dynamic nature of PPPs. Thank you.

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    Paiva Jorge do Rosário

    Basically the whole “package”. The concept and delivery was enjoyable.

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    Andrew Kutubu

    I like every aspects of the course as this is my second time I have participate in such training since I joined the Public Private Partnership Unit. The explanations were cleared as well as the notes and I personally enjoyed module 5 of the course – Basic Structure of PPP Projects. I would be glad to change the duration as I believed the duration of the course is short. I strongly suggest that the training materials be ready just after the session for the day as this will encourage participants to start looking at the materials on time.

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    Yeh Li Lim

    The additional information from the trainer is insightful.

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    Aziematul Aqilah Binti Hj Hamid

    The delivery of the course is very clear and easy to understand. Prefer physical class, instead of online class. Thank you for the great lesson given :-)

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    Boon Huat Tan

    I like how the trainer share personal experiences especially on best practices.

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    Benazir Syahril

    The aspect that a liked more about this course was the open and interactive discussion with the trainer. For future improvement, it would be more interesting to have colleagues from other organisations (outside ASEAN) participating in the same class to allow for more knowledge/experience sharing.

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    Dian Wahyuni

    We had a really good training experience with Cybiant. Jan is a very knowledgeable trainer and we had some interesting discussions.

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    Audiba Suwarso

    Trainer is knowledgeable and engaging; the presentations could capture contents of the written materials succinctly. My recommendation for improvement would be to extend it one more day to 5 days in total so that the course includes real examples.

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    Kyaw Than Htay

    Our training was arranged by IFC, and the visit to Kuala Lumpur was well organized. The trainer from Cybiant is very knowledgeable and able to explain complicated PPP structures with good examples.

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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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