About The Course
The objective of this course is to provide you with a basic understanding of the key principles of PPPs and how they can be used to address the infrastructure gap in emerging markets. By directly discussing the opportunities and challenges of procuring and maintaining infrastructure through effective PPPs, participants will learn how and why PPPs have been used to deliver more and better infrastructure services.
This course is intended for the general public, policy makers and practitioners.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Go to https://www.coursera.org/course/effectiveppp.
- Click on the "Learn for free" button.
- Fill in your account information (name, e-mail, password) if you are not yet registered in Coursera.
- As soon as you enroll in the course, you will receive a popup message as illustrated below. You will also receive a welcome email along with a link to a pre-course survey. You will receive another email two weeks before the course begins.
- The next time you log into Coursera, you will see a “YOUR COURSES” section with the Public-Private Partnerships course on the list.
The official start date for the course is: June 1, 2015. The course is open for enrollment in advance even though the course site will only open on the start date.
- The course is presented and closed captioned in English. Click the “cc” button on the video to view captions. English proficiency is highly recommended for an optimal learning experience.
The course is offered over a four-week period covering the following themes:
Week 1: Reducing the Infrastructure Gap: The Role of PPP.
Week 2: Getting Decision-Making Right - PPP Frameworks and Institutions.
Week 3: Attracting the Right Partner: Procuring PPPs.
Week 4: Making the Partnership Work: Implementing PPPs.
To get the most out of this course, you must be an active learner. Access the lessons as often as possible. Review the videos and core readings, and complete the quizzes and peer assignments! It is also a great idea to engage with other participants through the discussion forums, meet ups or social media channels aligned with the course. Applying what you learn through the final project or other assignments will also be vital to your learning.
Yes. If you successfully complete the course requirements, you will receive a Coursera Statement of Accomplishment. Course requirements include gaining a cumulative 50% in the relevant assignments. You will receive a distinction if you score 80% or over. These core resources and assignments will take around three hours per week to complete. More details will be provided after the course begins.
- No. If you are not concerned about formally completing the course and receiving a Statement of Accomplishment, you can dip in and out of the course, make connections with others, and learn some new things. You are more than welcome to do this in whatever way makes the most sense for you.
- The course will be available on the published start date, June 1, 2015, and will run for four weeks. Thereafter, the course site will be available to review for twelve additional months.
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