2023 Public Private Partnerships Financial And Risk Analysis


Financial and risk assessments of proposed projects have become necessary for countries considering PPPs for infrastructure projects. These assessments are essential to attracting private investors. This is particularly important for countries with substantial needs in infrastructure rehabilitation and expansion. The course primarily focuses on the review and applications of: (a) the financial models of the Toolkit for PPP in Roads and Highways (graphical and numerical, including multi-sector adaptations of the models), which have proven quite successful for preliminary financial evaluations when detailed data and financial arrangements are not yet fully defined; and (b) the GIH risk matrices for PPP in transport, energy, water and sanitation sectors.

This course provides a review of essential concepts and available toolkits, case studies, hands-on conceptual and numerical exercises. Attendees of the ILI course on Financial and Risk Analysis of projects will deepen their understanding on the key principles behind PPPs (also known as P3s), alternative delivery methods, financial and risk assessments, and the role they can play in improving service quality, addressing O&M challenges, and delivering essential infrastructure (e.g. transport, energy, water, wastewater, building) projects.

* Workshop participants are encouraged to obtain, prior to the workshop, basic data available on an existing or proposed PPP project of their interest, to be analyzed during the course. If this is not feasible, pro forma project data will be provided at the course.


The seminars are currently offered both in-person and online simultaneously, at the choice of the participant. This choice must be indicated at the time of registration. A small number of courses are scheduled to be delivered exclusively in person or online, and are indicated as such in the 2023 schedule. In-Person Only seminars usually start at 9:30 am Washington D.C. time. Daily sessions usually end at 4:00 pm. Breaks (including the lunch break) are allocated as appropriate. Online Only seminars will be delivered through five (for 1-week course) or ten (for 2-weeks course) live online sessions via videoconferencing platform. Each session will last approximately 3.5 hours and will be scheduled to start within a time window of 7:00 am – 8:30 am Washington D.C. time. Hybrid In-Person/Online seminars will start at a time most convenient to both in-person and online participants, and will generally follow the In-Person seminar format. We expect the classes to be highly interactive and can include presentations, case studies and exercises.

Course Outline

Financial assessments of PPP projects

  • Toolkit’s Graphical and Numerical models and multi-sector adaptations of the models
  • Exercise to assess viability of project
  • Team presentation

Risk assessment of PPP projects

  • GIH risk matrices for PPP in infrastructure
  • Exercise to build a risk matrix for a project
  • Team presentation

Overview of PPP options and strategies

  • Brief history
  • Key success factors
  • Applications to different forms of infrastructure (e.g., transport, energy, security, health and education)
  • Main stakeholders and their interaction

Policy and Planning

  • Planning, objectives and PPP policy framework
  • Laws and Contracts – Legal, legislative and contract bases for PPP

Implementation and Monitoring

  • Stages in PPP development from project identification to contract management

Course Advisor

Cesar Queiroz is an international consultant on roads and transport infrastructure. His main expertise is in public-private partnerships in infrastructure and road management and development. Between 1986 and 2006, he held several senior positions with the World Bank, including as Principal Highway Engineer and Highways Advisor. Prior to joining the World Bank, Cesar was the deputy director of the Brazilian Road Research Institute in Rio de Janeiro. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin; a M.Sc. in production engineering; and a B.Sc. in civil engineering. Cesar has published two books and more than 150 papers and articles. His assignments include infrastructure advisory services to over a dozen countries. He has been member of several committees at TRB, ASCE, SHRP and PIARC, served as visiting professor at the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and lectured on PPP at George Washington University between 1996 and 2016, and has contributed to the International Law Institute since 2007. He has been a consultant with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and several private and public organizations.