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 purpose of the Public Private Partnerships Preparation certification is to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of the importance and general content of a PPP Framework and application of PPP Project Identification, Screening, Appraisal and Preparation Processes in a given governmental context. A successful Preparation candidate should, with suitable direction and as part of a multidisciplinary team, be able to start applying and tailoring PPP projects in a given governmental context, but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. This is the primary outcome from the Public Private Partnerships Preparation certification.
For candidates involved on the private sector side of PPPs, the certification will enable the candidate, with suitable direction and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to start applying knowledge of the PPP concept as an asset/business opportunity, and of Government’s objectives and institutional arrangements, to pursue PPP opportunities and manage PPP projects on the private sector side.
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:
The Public Private Partnerships Preparation Course and Examination are based on Chapters 2-5 of the PPP Guide. This is a practitioner level certification – aimed at people involved in either developing or implementing PPP frameworks and in the initiation or implementation of PPP projects.