What you'll learn

  • Choosing the appropriate public-private partnership model


  • Building and maintaining political support


  • Navigating private finance and capital markets


  • Regulating to protect consumer interest


Course description

From toll road projects in Mexico and Pennsylvania to water and electricity systems in New Delhi, decision-makers worldwide are turning to public-private partnerships to address physical infrastructure, transportation, utility services, and more.

What is the key to successfully combining the relative strengths of both the public and private sectors while avoiding the mistakes of the past? And what unique challenges does the partnership approach produce?

Infrastructure in a Market Economy: Public-Private Partnerships in a Climate-Constrained World, a 12-day, on-campus program from Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education, provides the answers. This program equips a diverse range of professionals with essential skills for financing and regulating infrastructure projects. You will learn why some partnerships succeed while others fail. You will examine which partnership models are best suited to different political and economic circumstances. You will also develop the skills and judgment needed to build political support, address climate constraints, and formulate and implement well-structured plans that will stand the test of time. 


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