It has been documented at various times that the gap between infrastructure needs and availability will keep widening in the coming years, especially with Nigeria's increasing population, rapid urbanization and competing demands for public resources. It is also recognised that this infrastructure gap cannot be filled without private and non-traditional funding sources. This certainly makes the poignant case for
Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). The initiative is born out of the recognition of the enormous challenge posed by the infrastructure inadequacy in Nigeria, government's budgetary and financial constraints to meeting the gap, the urgency to seek out feasible solutions involving the private sector and the need to understand the mechanics of such PPP structuring.
CIPRA recognises the dearth of requisite skills and the equally huge knowledge gap on PPPs, and the urgency to bridge this gap.
- Preliminary Assessment
- Project Specification and PPP Model Selection,
- Transaction Strategy and Design,
- Tendering and Bidding Process,
- Technical and Economic Analysis,
- Financial Appraisal Risk Assessment and Financing structures,
- Analysis of the Legal and Regulatory Framework
- Credit Enhancement Techniques and financial Guarantees
- Chairmen, directors, commissioners and managers of Public Parastatals currently involved or intending to engage in PPPs
- Chairmen, directors and managers of private companies who are intending or are currently engaged in PPPs