Private Public Partnership for Sustainable Development Goals - a tool for resilience and sustainability

Public Private Partnership

Private Public Partnership for Sustainable Development Goals - a tool for resilience and sustainability

29 Mayo–23 Junio 2023
El curso está disponible en English
Presentación del curso

Is PPP to be considered dead in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic? Is the current international crisis a barrier to or an opportunity for PPP development? In attempting a recovering process, what is the role innovation can play in restoring PPP investment and collaboration?

Would you like to acquire competencies in the strategic setting and management of resilient and sustainable PPP policies, regulatory frameworks and operations? What are the internationally harmonized tools and approaches that demonstrate how PPP in particular can facilitate achievement of the SDGs and help to build resilient and inclusive societies and greener economies?

The ITCILO brings you this online tutor-based programme, offering certification of participation, to provide comprehensive answers and ideas, with many practical examples, on how to use the potential of PPP for the achievement of sustainable development objectives.

¿Quiénes participan en este curso?

National and international public procurement practitioners; procurement staff of national agencies; project directors and procurement staff of projects funded by international financial institutions (World Bank, Asian, African, Islamic and European development banks, etc.); United Nations and NGO personnel; officers of public bodies involved at a more strategic/policy level within the procurement units of international development institutions and national government entities. ILO and UN staff, working both at HQ and in the field and concerned with fragile contexts, including conflict-affected, post-conflict, post-disaster and emergency situations, would also benefit from this programme. Finally, it would be of interest to private-sector infrastructure and service-related entities, consultants and operators concerned with the SDGs.


The objective of this online course is to contribute to improve capacity in the conceptualization and implementation of environmental and social considerations in PPP operations and in managing the contracts, in line with internationally accepted principles and practices.


This ITCILO course aims to contribute towards optimisation of the economic and social benefits of PPP schemes, achieving successfully the SDGs and aiding to build resilient and inclusive societies and greener economies.

The course explores the specific legal and managerial competencies for putting in place and managing Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), which are complex and high value contracts that governments stipulate for providing an increasing number of sustainable services.  As such, the course explores the PPPs in their role to remedy the service and infrastructure gap while serving People First, an SDG goal.

What will I learn?

By the end of the course, participants will have acquired the essential knowledge and skills for effective selection and award of PPP complex outsourcing procurement, together with a deeper awareness of the social, economic and environmental parameters that form part of attaining the SDGs.

In particular, the participants will be better prepared to deal with:

Module 1 Introduction to PPP


  • The environmental and social challenges. The 2030 development agenda and Innovation.
  • Types of PPP and the trade-offs in transformation of contractual designs
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and SDG coexistence, the international standards for sustainable infrastructure
  • The SDG application to PPP: the PfPP approach 
  • Methodology for assessing PPP readiness and implementation ( country system)
  • Evaluation Methodology as a compass for People-first Public-Private Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Case study



Module 2 Legal aspects of PPP

  • Legal Notion and Nature of PPP Contract
  • Different PPP Contractual Models
  • Force Majeure in PPP Contracts
  • Renegotiation clauses
  • Covid-19 experience and possible solutions
  • Material Adverse Government Action in PPP Contracts
  • Change in Law in PPP Contracts
  • Dispute Resolution in PPP Contracts with a Special Focus on Arbitration
  • Case study


Module 3 Setting up and management of PPP, their Economic and financial equilibrium


  • How to select and design PPP projects?
  • The risks associated to PPPs
  • Financing aspects of Public Private Partnerships
  • The financial equilibrium- Setting the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • What dimensions might be related to financial loan renegotiations?
  • The Value for Money and Bankability of PPP projects
  • The management of the contract as an ongoing negotiation
  • How to deal with renegotiations demands in a context of an unforeseeable event


Module 4 The Environmental and Social dimension of PPP


  • Advancing decent work through PPP
  • PPP for social services
  • Mechanisms in support of societal goals
  • PPP in Practice: selected cases studies
How is the course organized?

Delivery modality: On-line self-learning combined with tutor assistance; weekly Webinars;

The “PPP for Sustainable Development Goals” is a Four-week course that will be delivered

entirely online on the ITC-ILO e-Campus. Each week participants will attend a webinar

facilitated by procurement and sustainability experts and they will get access to a new Learning Block on the e-Campus, that will include a mix of self-paced eLearning modules, quizzes moreover, practical exercises. Participants will also have the chance to work on practical Group-work during the course.

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