Public Private Partnerships

The Public Private Partnership (PPP) Act 2015 in Uganda came in force in October, 2015 and the Government of Uganda has already started implementing projects under this arrangement and more are in the pipeline like the Kampala-Jinja Expressway. The process of preparing a PPP from its inception through to final project closure is quite a complex one that requires that all persons involved to be well knowledgeable of the integrities of the arrangement especially on the Government side in addition to the regulatory framework being in place. Therefore there is need for a very structured and sustainable manner to promote PPP training in Uganda and Africa as a whole. It is this need that the Postgraduate certificates come to meet.

An extensive review of the existing Legal frameworks reveals a cross cutting definition of a Public Private Partnerships (PPP) as a “Performance-based transaction between the Public sector and the private sector where the private party supplies public services over a specified period, and acquires the use of the property for the purposes of executing the agreement; assumes substantial financial, technical and operational risks in connection with the performance of the function of use of the property; or receives a benefit for performing the function through payment from the Public party or charges or fees collected by the private party from the users of the infrastructure or service of both”. 

Worldwide, PPPs are a tool used to deliver much needed infrastructure services. They address many goals such as eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity – by enhancing the reach and quality of the delivery of basic infrastructure services. According to the 2016 World Bank report, Governments have long acknowledged the key role infrastructure plays in economic growth and poverty reduction. As countries face growing demand for infrastructure, PPPs continue to play a crucial role in improving efficiencies in delivering public services, one of the key elements to narrowing the infrastructure gap. This becomes even more important as history shows that shifting the development, maintenance, and operational risk on to the private sector often results in higher quality and overall better results than government provisioning.

Planned Program & Marketing strategy Given the pre requisite for participants to have attended the course on PPP Principles & regulatory Frameworks, we intend to first run this course in four admissions during the first half of 2018. Then roll out the various courses then. Below is the proposed program

Course detailsConfirmed Dates
Certificate in PPP Principles & Regulatory Frameworks.2 – 13 May, 2022
Certificate in PPP Inception procedures.27 June –  8 July 2022
Certificate in Feasibility studies of PPPs22 Aug – 2 Sept 2022
Certificate in PPP Procurement26 Sept – 7th Oct 2022
Certificate in PPP Project Finance7 Nov – 18 Nov. 2022
Certificate in PPP Agreements Management5 Dec – 16 Dec. 2022
Study Trip to CANADA for All students23 March – 2 Apr 2023


DescriptionFile Type
PPP Executive Course HandbookPDF
PPP Students Application FormPDF
Bankslip PDF