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News Public Private Partnerships (PPP) - Improving Irrigation Performance

This short e-Learning course aims to help improve you understanding of how some of the  irrigation water management challenges can be addressed through involving private sector participation, as an alternative to government managed irrigation. This is a relatively new concept and application in most countries. The development goal is to foster sustainable irrigation services to farmers, a challenge that is made more prominent under changing climate. 

The course helps break through the jargon and myth around PPP, especially when it applies to irrigation water management, to understand its core features, the differences between various PPP models, and how a well-designed PPP can help overcome problems with government-provided irrigation services. The e-learning draws on the recent experience in Egypt, as well as other cases. It works learners through the stages of developing a PPP transaction, -- from engaging stakeholders to designing regulatory and monitoring arrangements. 

There are three modules of around 30 minutes each in the course: (i) Module 1 Irrigation and PPPs -- Overview of problems commonly experienced in government-provided irrigation and an examination of PPPs as an alternative model to solve; (ii) Module 2 Initial Design Tasks for PPP Transactions–-Overview of the process for developing a PPP transaction and examines several initial design tasks; (iii) Module 3 Detailed PPP Design–-Examines more detailed design tasks of allocating functions and risks and designing regulatory and monitoring arrangements. At the end, you can take a quiz to assess your understanding of the key contents.

Target Audience:

Officials from irrigation, water resources, and agriculture ministries, and relevant government agencies, such as finance, planning. Private companies who may consider providing such services. Farmer groups such as Water User Associations

Course Format: Facilitated
Course Theme: Climate Change
Sub-Theme: Agriculture, Soil and Forestry
Language: English
Amount: US $ 200
Contact Name:

Yu Huan


December 01, 2011 -December 15, 2011

Application Ends On : November 24, 2011

Contact information Washington DC Headquarters Address : The World Bank Institute Office of the Vice President 1818 H Street, N.W Washington DC , 20433
Phone: +1 (202) 473-6436 ; Fax : +1 (202) 676-0858
News type Inbrief
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Source of information World Bank
Keyword(s) PPP, irrigation
Geographical coverage United States,
News date 25/10/2011
Working language(s) ENGLISH