Designing a Project Finance Model - The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships® a Tetra Tech Company


Designing a Project Finance Model

Location: Online Learning
Tuition: $1,000
CEUs: 1.0

Course Description

As the capstone course* for the online Financial Analysis Techniques for Infrastructure Projects program, this course aims to combine their new PPP financial analysis skills and learning outcomes to design their own basic PPP financial model. This course will help participants become better reviewers, critics, and clients of specialist PPP financial consultants and advisors and oversee important financial analysis and structuring PPP transaction management components.

Based on background information of a candidate PPP project, participants will outline their PPP financial model’s design and its key components. They will build and link the critical worksheets for this project, including inputs and results (“dashboard”), capital investment, financing, profit and loss, cash flow, and balance sheet.

Participants will also apply standards for labeling, formatting, and displaying for clarity and ease-of-understanding. The goal is to ensure their model can be used by key decision-makers to make practical decisions about PPP risk allocation and credit enhancement options for PPP bankability, affordability, and sustainability.

Through interactive webinars, collaboration, and offline assessment activities, participants will complete their first modeling projects. Students will receive feedback from the instructor to help them develop the skills they need to facilitate financial PPP transactions.

*Students must pass F-10, F-11, F-12, F-13, and F-14 prior to participating in this course.

Learning Outcomes

Through successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate a candidate PPP project and identify the essential financial input data required to develop an appropriate PPP financial model
  • Identify the key outputs of a PPP financial model to determine bankability and affordability
  • Design the key components and worksheets in a PPP financial model, including dashboards, capital investment, financing, profit & loss statement, cash flow statement, and balance sheet
  • Apply practical standards in designing, programming, and displaying PPP financials to support clear decision-making: labeling, formatting, and graphing standards
  • Use the PPP financial model to evaluate PPP risk-allocation requirements, bankability, and affordability
  • Manage and facilitate the process of gathering, verifying, and updating the key input data assumptions required by the PPP financial models
  • Oversee and manage PPP financial specialist consultants and advisors: reviewing, critiquing, and testing consultants’ PPP financial models

Who Will Benefit

The course is designed for public officials as well as private sector professionals who have an understanding of fundamental public-private partnership concepts, and now seek to learn how to financially execute such projects.

  • Staff from national, provincial, federal, state, and municipal governments
  • Members of planning organizations and boards
  • Regulators and authorities for infrastructure utilities and public services
  • Legal, financial, construction and engineering professionals
  • Staff of international donor organizations

This course is part of the Financial Analysis Techniques for Infrastructure Projects Program of online learning.

Comprised of six online courses, this program is designed for infrastructure professionals looking to gain a deeper understanding of how to structure and negotiate successful project-backed financing that is viable to lenders and investors.

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