CDIA Holds PPP Training Course in Pakistan

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To assist Pakistani cities in developing the capacity to prepare and implement infrastructure projects through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), CDIA, in cooperation with the ADB Pakistan Resident Mission (PRM), and the Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF), a CDIA national partner organization since 2012, held a PPP Training Course for Municipal Agencies in Pakistan from 1-6 June 2015.

Led by CDIA staff members Adolfo Guerrero, Senior PPP Infrastructure Specialist and Nadir Ehsan, Senior Municipal Development Specialist and Pakistan Country Team Leader; the course was attended by 20 local government officials. It was opened and closed by ADB PRM Country Director, Mr. Werner Liepach and CEO of IPDF, Mr. Adil Anwar.

CDIA’s Introductory PPP Training Course for Municipalities was developed from CDIA’s PPP Guidelines for Municipalities in 2012 as an additional capacity building tool for municipalities/municipal agencies to be able to face the proposition of PPP projects in some confidence. The course comprises two modules. Module I covers an overview of the fundamentals of PPP and its application to projects at the municipal level in a comprehensive and interactive manner. Module II deals with the processes of how to take PPP projects forward.

Both the IPDF and ADB PRM have agreed that they are prepared to repeat the exercise for Module II and province-specific training initiatives.

“The training course was considered a major success among participants and it opened opportunities for CDIA to engage with new cities and other provinces in the development of additional CDIA activities,” said Mr. Ehsan.

IPDF is mandated to assist in developing and preparing PPP projects in Pakistan. It is also responsible for creating awareness about the potential of PPPs and building the capacity of public officials to understand and manage PPPs.

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