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APMG Chosen to Deliver the World Bank Group’s New Certification Program

It’s a momentous occasion for us at APMG – we’ve recently established a partnership with the World Bank Group (WBG) to create a new qualification program for people working with Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).

WGB’s the world’s largest development bank. Its objective is to reduce poverty in poorer countries. It has created a multi-module Global Certification Program (GCP) address the pressing need for governments to utilize effective PPPs.

Growing populations and aging infrastructure are straining the capacity of many nations to deliver essential public services and grow their economies. Overcoming this infrastructure deficit will require public and private sectors working together, and well-structured public-private partnerships (PPPs) are one solution for helping governments raise the large sums of capital needed to meet infrastructure demands and spur development.

However lack of capacity, in both public and private sector in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs), to design, implement and regulate PPPs mean that projects often do not realize their intended benefits, causing many good schemes to fail.

In order to overcome this issue effectively – it’s essential that public and private sectors collaborate closely. Up-skilling those responsible for the management of PPP programs will deliver significant benefits to the communities they are designed to help. .

APMG has been chosen as the Delivery Partner to help realize this vision – through the development and management of the Global Certification Program. The professional certifications will bond with specific phases during a Public-Private Partnerships project – encompassing establishing the PPP framework, through to asset delivery and hand-back.

A Strategy Board has been assembled comprising WBG, Asian Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.  The Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) is also providing their support with a grant.

The qualifications will be launched in mid-2015. For more details please see our press release.

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