The CP3P credential as a best practice guide for governments in Brazil


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The PPP Professional Certification, the CP3P, is an extraordinary tool that enables professionals in infrastructure segments around the world to have a common language for terms involved in structuring and managing a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project. Support for standardizing the process of PPP projects, has improved overall understanding and enabled institutional organizations and governments to successfully model projects and mitigate risks.

It is noticeable that there are many challenges in Brazil regarding structuring and management of PPP projects. Varied political interests, lack of technical understanding of those governing, lack of transparency, lack of institutional alignment, and lack of clear procedures. All of these examples interfere significantly in the organization and standardization of these projects - generating a mismatch or even compromising the quality of technical studies - something that is fundamental to the success of any PPP.

In this sense, the PPP Program Guide offers a valid guideline and suggestions, introducing candidates to the premises and steps to be followed by government agents who seek to maximize success in PPPs. The PPP process, for example, is one of several methodologies presented in the Guide. It is an organized plan for full management of the life cycle of a PPP project, Indicating the actions that must be taken, from the beginning of a project, right up until the Operation Contract involving the management of infrastructure.

Certainly, the city of Porto Alegre, through the Strategic Partnerships Division, responsible for the municipality's PPP program, intends to follow and apply much of the guidelines suggested by the PPP Program Guide. I believe that a consolidated framework will not only facilitate the governance, transparency and fiscal responsibility of PPPs, but will also allow the city to be aligned with the most modern concepts in terms of project management and design. We intend to not only develop large social infrastructure, but also ensure that these projects will be well managed over the years, with feasibility and the necessary responsibility.
This post by Fernando Freire Dutra originally appeared on APMG International’s website on June 5, 2017. 

Disclaimer: The content of this blog does not necessarily reflect the views of the World Bank Group, its Board of Executive Directors, staff or the governments it represents. The World Bank Group does not guarantee the accuracy of the data, findings, or analysis in this post.


Fernando Freire Dutra

Deputy Secretary, Strategic Partnerships Secretariat of Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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Olufemi A. Oyedele
June 07, 2017

There are many challenges in all developing nations of the world just as it is in Brazil. The PPP Professional Certification, the CP3P, is a welcome tool that will greatly assist in infrastructures provision in the world, especially in the developing nations where there are dearth of Infrastructures. What we need is a capacity building after the emergence of this all important tool that we ensure PPP professionals all over the world speak a common language. A regular training by World Bank on PPP will be a welcome idea as scarcity of infrastructure fund, couple with increased in demand for infrastructure show that only the participation of private entity in public infrastructures provision can save the world from imminent collapse. Thank you.

Dr. Mohamed Taher Abdelrazik Hamada,Ph.D
June 07, 2017

The PPP professional certification made available a common language among professionals in ifrastructure .
Standaradizing the process of public private partnership can be tackled thrugh
having some reservations on privatization because privatization without regular rules can be turned into chaos , that may lead to unavoidable risks.
PPP projects can try to have a positive regulations that join between private and public sectors in a succefful way that can be achieved through transparency in governing .
The PPP Guide as a methodology for investment can try to be fair in it's processes for private and public sectors the public interests should be considered as a priority.
Yours Very Respectfully,
Dr. Mohamed Taher Abdelrazik Hamada, Ph.D
Retired Professor at Strayer University, USA

Mian Hafeez Ahmad
June 07, 2017

Its great to hear about PPP certification. I am interested in CP3P certification, would you like to share further information in this regard.

Hon. Victor Ejoh
June 09, 2017

Thus is a welcome development even to those of us in the Contract managemen and real estate sectors. Please kindly oblige me with other details about the CP3P Certification. From Delta state, Nigeria

Richard Kupisz
June 27, 2017

for those asking for more information on the CP3P program, I suggest you try
You can download the certification Guide (effectively a manual on all aspects of PPP) from