The Infrastructure/ Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Course Handbook – Level 2  was developed in collaboration with African Legal Support Facility (ALSF). ALSF is an international organisation hosted by the African Development Bank Group, dedicated to providing legal advice and technical assistance to African countries in the structuring and negotiation of complex commercial transactions and developing innovative tools for capacity building.

Infrastructure PPPs are complex and multifaceted undertakings characterized by multiple parties and their varying interests, complex risk considerations and protracted negotiations. The Level 2 Course Handbook provides detailed insight into the role of contracts in governing the complex PPP ecosystem. The handbook examines questions such as:

  • Why are contracts so integral to the success of an infrastructure PPP?
  • What is the role of joint development agreements and equity documents in the relationship between project developers/sponsors?
  • How are risks appropriately allocated between government and a private party in a project agreement?
  • What support or instruments can governments provide to drive private sector investment in emerging African markets?
  • What types of financing documentation are used in project finance transactions?
  • How are the numerous risks associated with constructing large-scale, high-value infrastructure PPPs catered for in construction contracts?

Through a thorough and cross-cutting assessment of the key contracts in a PPP project, the Level 2 Course Handbook provides a comprehensive look into infrastructure PPPs that will benefit government officials, project developers, lawyers, students, and anyone curious about the intricacies of PPPs.

Should you have any comments or queries on the handbook, please email [email protected]

25 March 22