PPPs in the Transportation Sector: Lessons for Developing Economies




Program Outlines


Private investment in publicly owned infrastructure through Public- Private Partnerships is a key priority for many developing nations. By now, significant PPP experience in the field of transport has been accumulated in the Russian Federation. For decades, St. Petersburg has followed PPP best practices with award winning and successful projects that have received international recognition. St. Petersburg is proof that Russia is and will continue to be a domestic and inter- national partner for cooperation and investment in the PPP market.


Now the time has come to accelerate the implementation of PPPs in Russia by understanding best practices and lessons learned. The internationally recognized Graduate School of Management of Russia’s oldest University, the best business school in the Russian Federation, hosts the Center for PPP Studies which is acting in close cooperation with decision-makers in Russia and the United Nations. For last years, the university with its domestic and international partners has created a high level academic learning environment for successful PPPs.


This new professional training program has been developed by the Center in close cooperation with the United Nations International PPP Center of Excellence, the Institute for Public Private Partnerships (IP3), and the Government of the Netherlands, will bring you the latest insights on infrastructure development through PPPs.






Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University




The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships




  United Nations Economic Commission for Europe


Government of the Netherlands (Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment)



Program Peculiarities


Target group:


Representatives of federal, regional and municipal public authorities; leaders and managers of private companies and NPOs, corporations for development,  which plan to participate in PPP projects; representatives of academic environment.



Russian, English

Training format:


Lectures, seminars, master-classes, round tables, PPP-debates, business games, visiting the headquarters of the best PPP projects in St. Petersburg.

Training duration:


June, 2018



Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Class time:


10:00 – 18:00

Forms of control:


Group project

Certificates of education:


Training Certificates of SPbU



Program Content


The professional training program will discuss

  • Fundamentals of PPPs and their Legal Framework
  • Funding and Financing, as well as Risks Management in PPP Projects
  • Management and Structuring of PPP Projects
  • International PPP Best Practices in the Field of Transport


Active involvement of the participants in
  • Roundtable discussion about “PPP Development in the Field of Roads”
  • Roundtable discussion about “PPP Development in the Field of Airports”
  • Debate focused on the “Main Theoretical and Practical Problems of PPP Projects and their Solutions”


Project managers, PPP experts and International Professionals will discuss

  • Russian Best Practices in the Field of Airports (Visit to Pulkovo Airport)
  • Russian Best Practices in the Field of Roads (Visit to the Western High-Speed Diameter)






  • Lunches, coffee breaks, transportation to sites  
  • Program compendium, handouts and other materials
  • Training Certificates of SPbU
  • 10% discount on a future IP3 training program of your choice




To register for 5-day International PPP Master Class: ppp@gsom.spbu.ru


Alumni Review


International Module Alumni Reviews:

  • Excellent infrastructure, transportation is easy to use, training facilities are well equipped, good organization of events and visits.
  • I am happy to visit Russia and to have the real life experience - first-hand experience and better understanding of local concept.
  • The module’s program is a good balance between classes and visits. Module gave an opening introduction about the Russian market.
  • Excellent organization, good approach to students, excellent teachers, good program and visits.



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