This is the first module of the ESCAP E-learning Series on Public-Private Parternships (PPPs). The module outlines the main features of PPPs and highlights the differences between PPP and traditional procurement of public infrastructure. The main benefits and limitations of the PPP procurement mechanism are presented. The key questions addressed in this module are: What are PPPs? Why use this procurement mechanism?
The second module introduces some of the different models of public-private partnerships (PPPs) and highlights their key characteristics. The key questions addressed in this module are: What are the possibilities for involving the private sector in infrastructure development? Which PPP model should you select for achieving your objectives?