Free online courses on public-private
partnerships (PPP) for infrastructure
Under a PPP capacity building project, a series of introductory online courses are being developed by the ESCAP Secretariat. These basic courses are for self-study and are tailored to provide a basic minimum knowledge of various issues that policy-makers dealing with PPPs have to be aware of. While the courses are general in nature, most of the examples are from the infrastructure sectors, in particular the transport sector. Upon completion of the online test, you are provided with a certificate of successful completion from ESCAP.
First online course on model concession contracts from 30 March to 27 April 2009:
Second online course on model concession contracts from 30 April to 27 May 2009:
Third online course on model concession contracts from 1 to 29 July 2009:
Fourth online course on model concession contracts from 25 April to 23 May 2011:
Courses in preparation will be provided online. The first such course will be on model concession contracts in the roads sector (overview) These modules are based on the successful Indian examples.
Under the project, the ECE Team of Specialists on PPPs is currently developing a "How-to" Toolkit on PPPs.
You may also find useful materials in the sections on training materials and other ESCAP publications.