Governments around the world, and especially in developing countries, struggle to develop and maintain infrastructure that supports national economic growth and delivers basic services to their citizens. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have a long history of funding and delivering infrastructure. Under the right conditions, such partnerships can be a viable option to deliver infrastructure services that enable growth and serve citizens.
This free online course outlines the role of PPPs in the delivery of infrastructure services. Participants will learn from practitioners, government officials, and academics with field experience, hearing firsthand about the opportunities and challenges of procuring and maintaining infrastructure through effective PPPs. The course will include video lectures, readings, quizzes and other learning materials designed and taught by experts from Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, the Indian School of Business, the European Investment Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), among other institutions. Lessons will be shared from the perspective of national governments and organizations from around the world, including Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, and the UK.