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Infrastructure in a Market Economy: Public - Private Partnerships in a Changing World, Short Course

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  • 12 days
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When it comes to providing citizens with essential infrastructure, leaders are no longer limited to choosing public versus private sector solutions. Indeed, the trend has been developing new public-private partnership models that successfully combine the relative strengths of both sectors while avoiding the mistakes of the past. Yet what issues and challenges does this approach produce?
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Infrastructure in a Market Economy will help senior decision-makers like you address critical questions about public-private partnerships in infrastructure. The executive education program will show how collaboration between the two sectors can lead to successful outcomes. Bringing together senior-level officials from the public, corporate and nonprofit sectors, this intensive two-week program examines lessons learned and best practices from public-private infrastructure development projects around the world.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 days
  • Languages
    • English
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  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Infrastructure in a Market Economy will provide you with:

  • An understanding of why some partnerships succeed where others have failed
  • An exploration of what partnership models are best suited to what political and economic circumstances
  • Tools governments can use to develop and implement politically and economically sustainable reforms
  • Analysis of the opportunities and limitations involved in using private capital markets to finance infrastructure
  • Discussion of regulation, including what mix of contractual and discretionary regulatory mechanisms should be used and when can governments achieve effective outcomes using market forces
The program focuses on physical infrastructure, transportation and utility services. Education, health care and similar services are not directly considered.


English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

  • Schedule a TOEFL® test
  • Schedule an IELTS test

Academic Requirements

  • Infrastructure in a Market Economy is designed for senior officials involved in developing, managing and financing public-private partnerships in infrastructure. Participants attend from both industrialized and newly industrialized countries, with more than two dozen countries typically represented in the classroom.
Recommended applicants include:
  • Senior elected and appointed government officials involved in making decisions regarding infrastructure investment and regulation
  • Officials from multilateral banks
  • Executives from private-sector firms that build, operate or finance infrastructure projects
  • Aid agency officials

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              Tuition Fee

              • International

                12500 USD/module
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 12500 USD per module and a duration of 12 days.
              • National

                12500 USD/module
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 12500 USD per module and a duration of 12 days.
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              Living costs for Cambridge

              • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
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