The World Bank Group and Coursera Course on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)

The World Bank Group and the online learning platform Coursera are reopening the course “Public-Private Partnerships (PPP): How can PPPs help deliver better services?” for the second year.

This course provides an understanding of the key principles of PPPs and the role of PPPs in the delivery of infrastructure services, particularly in emerging markets. Participants will learn from practitioners, government officials, and academics with field experience, hearing firsthand about the opportunities and challenges of procuring and maintaining infrastructure services through effective PPPs.

Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) are one tool that governments can employ to help deliver needed infrastructure services. PPPs are a way of contracting for services, using private sector innovation and expertise, and they often leverage private finance. PPPs can, implemented under the right circumstances, improve service provision and facilitate economic growth.

The course includes video lectures, readings, quizzes and other learning materials designed and taught by experts from Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Sorbonne University, Panthéon-Assas University, the African Legal Support Facility, the European Investment Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the French Development Agency, and the World Bank.

In order to register, you will need to go on Coursera’s website by clicking here. The course start date is 16 June 2016 and will be delivered in English with French subtitles.

Check out more courses by the World Bank Group here.