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(Free) COURSE: Do you work within the Scaling Up Nutrition Business network? Do you need a crash course on Public/Private Partnerships? World Bank and Coursera have a course on PPP projects (4 wks, online)

In Over-nutrition, Under-nutrition on July 22, 2015 at 8:48 am

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Public-Private Partnerships (PPP): How can PPPs help deliver better services?

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.

Course tracks

Participants can participate in one of two tracks:

  • Track 1: PPP Awareness (2 hours/week).
  • Track 2: Policy and Practice (3-4 hours/week).

Course Format

This MOOC has a week-by-week structure, with resources, activities and exercises for you to engage in during each of the four weeks of the course. Each week, you will find a variety of course material, including:

    • Videos on key topics by renowned practitioners and academics.
    • Resources: Core and optional (deep dive) on the week’s theme.
    • Quizzes that check your knowledge, reinforce the lesson’s material and provide immediate feedback.
    • Assignments that will sharpen your skills of analysis, reflection and communication.
    • Discussion forums and social media that enable collaboration with others from around the world, enriching interaction among participants.
    • A live interactive Google Hangouts on Air with international experts, who will engage in a Q&A session on PPPs.
    • As a final project for the Policy and Practice track, you will create a digital artifact.

Suggested readings

›   Farquharson, Edward, Clemencia Torres de Mästle, E. R. Yescombe, and Javier     Encinas. How to Engage with the Private Sector in Public-Private Partnerships in     Emerging Markets. Washington, D.C., USA: The International Bank for     Reconstruction and Development, 2011.

›   International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, The World Bank, Asian     Development Bank, and Inter-American Development Bank. Public-Private Partnerships Reference Guide. 2nd ed. Washington, D.C, USA: The World Bank,     n.d.

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