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Public Private Partnerships


Units: 6


The course, in the first instance, seeks to develop in the participants the ability to apply economic and financial concepts, developing valuation models for the analysis of public and private infrastructure projects of a strategic nature for the development of the economy and the different paths of digital transformation into a higher level of prosperity.

Later, problems in the development of public policies to address new infrastructure projects are studied, under recent experiences in different countries around the world. Then, structuring and risk mitigation techniques are introduced in the financing of infrastructure projects, with techniques for selecting projects that are feasible to be implemented from the public sector, to be carried out exclusively by the private sector, or under a public-private alliance are also discussed.

Finally, tender development and evaluation models and techniques will be analysed for project selection. The latest insights into multilateral organizations and credit agencies, private commercial banking, public banking, the capital market, and their role in development are included.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student:

• Will understand the different types of infrastructure and the different organizational models to develop it.

• Will know what the potential risks are when developing infrastructure and the mitigation mechanisms for each of them.

• Will dominate the wide range of possible sources of financing for infrastructure development.

• Will understand the main characteristics that distinguish infrastructure projects in developing countries, compared to their traditional approach in developed countries.

• Will understand the implications of the preparation and implementation of the first PPP Contracts, bidding documents, administration and payment trusts, financial assistance, and the role of public banking.