Module 1: PPP Concept, Benefits and Limitations

The first module outlines the main features of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and highlights the differences between PPP and traditional procurement of public infrastructure. The main benefits and limitations of the PPP procurement mechanism are presented. The key questions addressed in this module are: What are PPPs? Why use this procurement mechanism?

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To review the content or facilitate note-taking while watching the video, please download the presentation worksheet or replay the slides at your own pace by accessing the online version of the presentation.

To deepen your knowledge on the benefits and limitations provided by PPP solutions, please refer to ESCAP PPP Case Study #2 on efficiency gains brought by private operators in water services in Manila, the Philippines.

The online course also includes the possibility of obtaining a PPP certificate.