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Public-Private Partnerships

It was announced today at the 3rd China PPP Financing Forum that World Bank Group (WBG) and China Public Private Partnerships Center (CPPPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) stating that both parties will work together regarding PPPs and promoting APMG's PPP Certification Program in China.

CPPPC will be responsible for the policy research, consultancy and training, capacity building, financial support and informational cooperation related to public-private partnerships (PPPs). CPPPC aims to develop cooperation and communication of best practices with respect to PPP work with international organisations and institutions. It plans to do so by promoting WBGs PPP Certification Program in China that is delivered by APMG.

The World Bank Group (WBG) along with Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) - the Asian Development bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) have contributed towards developing the PPP Certification Program with part funding from the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF).

The APMG PPP Certification Program aims to foster a common knowledge and understanding amongst individuals working on PPPs. The PPP Certification Program Guide, which is the core of the Certification Program, has been authored by a team of international experts working in the PPP sector. This is a free, easy to download PPP Guide and essential reading material for those studying for the CP3P certification program.

This Certification Program involves three stages to help professionals within the PPP industry to achieve the CP3P credential; Foundation, Preparation and Execution exam.

“The guidance incorporated into the PPP Certification Program will be invaluable in increasing the breadth of dependable, qualified PPP practitioners in China. It’s impeccable timing for the MOU as China continues to invest in infrastructure and healthcare. I’m confident that China will become the benchmark for the successful delivery of PPPs,” says Richard Pharro, CEO, APMG International.

The MOU coincides with APMG’s announcement that the PPP Certification Program’s Preparation exam are now available. The Preparation Level builds on the program’s Foundation Level and is aimed at candidates looking to further progress their PPP careers. Candidates can choose to self-study or go on a training course with one of APMG’s Accredited Training Organisations (ATOs). Training courses are available in 61 countries.

For more information on the WBG/APMG PPP Certification Program visit

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