Governments are finding their backs up against the fiscal wall as they struggle to fund services and rebuild infrastructure in a time of stagnant or declining revenue. Where will they turn? New taxes and more public debt are politically are unpopular and/or economically non-feasible. To deliver services, to spur economic growth and to lower expenses without resorting to austerity measures, governments are increasing engaging the private sector through public-private partnerships (PPPs).
PPPs allow the public sector to benefit from commercial entrepreneurship, innovation and efficiencies obtained through the integration of private sector investors and operators who deliver their own capital and expertise.
Designed for public officials as well as private sector professionals, this course combines theory and practice in each session to convey the conceptual foundations on choosing, designing and evaluating PPPs.
This course will be delivered virtually in two-hour live sessions, delivered over five days.
Faculty: John Buttarazzi
By the end of the class, students will be able to:
- Understand and use the concepts, methods and applications of public-private partnerships in a variety of sectors;
- Understand how to balance project bankability and affordability;
- Identify and analyze the public policy aspects of public-private partnerships; and
- Use the knowledge and skills gained in the course to pursue and implement PPPs as part of a private or public sector organization.