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LONDON, June 20, 2016—APMG International just launched the new APMG Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) Certification Program.

APMG’s Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) Certification Program Launches Along with New Body of Knowledge on PPPs

23rd June 2016

LONDON, June 20, 2016—APMG International just launched the new APMG Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) Certification Program. The Certification Program has been developed to establish good practices across the globe for professionals working on PPPs.

Responding to the need to enhance knowledge around PPPs and in the absence of a global certification program on PPPs - the APMG PPP Certification Program is an innovation and a collaboration between the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and the World Bank Group (WBG). The program is part funded by the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF).

Authored by many of the world’s top PPP experts with contributions from the multilateral development banks (MDBs), the PPP Certification Program Guide is at the core of the APMG PPP Certification Program. The PPP Guide is the definitive body of knowledge on PPPs, compiling a range of quality materials on PPP good practices – it can be used to support study for the APMG PPP Certification Program or as a stand-alone downloadable publication on PPPs.

“This is the first time the multilateral development banks have joined forces to promote a global program for building capacities for PPPs. We are delighted to partner with APMG to share with the world this unprecedented certification program on PPPs. This new curriculum aims to build capacity through foundation exams and a thorough PPP Guide. We hope this will serve as a comprehensive resource for PPP professionals and enable better understanding of how to deliver PPPs globally.” Laurence Carter, Senior Director, Public-Private Partnerships, World Bank Group, on behalf of the MDBs involved in this initiative.

The Foundation level exams are now available for self-study and work is underway to develop the Preparation and Execution level exams. The Foundation exam is aimed to test that candidates have sufficient understanding of the first chapter of the PPP Guide – ensuring they will be able to act as an informed member of a PPP finance project.

Once all three of the APMG PPP Certification Program levels are available – candidates will have the opportunity to gain the Certified Public-Private Partnerships Professional (CP3P) credential – providing them with global recognition of PPP proficiency.

Richard Pharro, CEO, APMG International, “The CP3P credential presents a great opportunity for people looking to prove their proficiency working within a PPP team and to map out their career progression. Creating the certification program was a closely collaborative effort driven by a mutual desire to see PPP good practices become commonplace worldwide. The certification program -including the first of its kind body of knowledge on PPPs is a response to the difficult challenges many nations are currently facing.

“APMG delivers professional certifications around the world each day of the year – it is our belief that certifications give organizations the confidence that people can deliver high standards while being highly motivating for staff. I would like to extend my thanks to The World Bank Group, the multilateral development banks and the people responsible for making the program and body of knowledge possible.” 

The APMG PPP Certification Program and the PPP Guide will benefit PPP practitioners and can improve the quality of PPPs worldwide, while PPP professionals around the world can benefit from this opportunity to access this specialized knowledge and achieve a certification from a globally recognized program.

By helping to build a sounder knowledge around the management of PPPs as an option for governments to deliver basic infrastructure needs, the program intends to build capacity and knowledge access of professionals that are or will be working in their countries respective PPP programs, from government officials or their advisors.

For further information, to download the PPP Guide by chapter, or to begin studying for your Foundation exam please visit: