MDB Joint Initiatives

Links to joint multilateral development bank (MDB) initiatives on public-private partnerships, including knowledge sharing activities, learning and knowledge resources, and joint facilities and projects. 


  • PPP Certification Program

    The APMG PPP Certification Program is an innovation of the Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Development Bank through its Multilateral Investment Fund, Islamic Development Bank, World Bank Group, part funded by the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, and delivered by APMG International. The program marks an important milestone in the MDBs’ efforts to share knowledge, establish standards, and enhance professionalism in the delivery of PPPs globally. The basis of the program is the PPP Guide, a comprehensive Body of Knowledge that prepares candidates for Certified Public-Private Partnership Professional (CP³P) credential exam. 

Knowledge Sharing


  • PPP Knowledge Lab

    The PPP Knowledge Lab is a fully curated, comprehensive online resource for public-private partnerships developed by the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank, and the World Bank Group, with funding from the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility. 

  • Infrascope Series

    Built by the Economist Intelligence Unit and with funding and collaboration from MDB partners, Infrascope is a benchmarking index and study that assesses the capacity of countries to deliver sustainable public-private partnerships in infrastructure. 

  • Source

    Source is an online, secure, multi-user project development tool to promote and facilitate high quality and efficient global project delivery, accessible to the public and private sector. Source is a collaborative effort with involvement from the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Brazilian Development Bank, Development Bank of Southern Africa, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank, and the World Bank Group. 

  • Public-Private-Partnership Legal Resource Center

    The Public-Private-Partnership Legal Resource Center for Contracts, Laws and Regulations (PPPLRC) provides easy access to an array of sample legal materials which can assist in the planning, design and legal structuring of any infrastructure project — especially a project which involves a public-private partnership. This website is an initiative of the World Bank with funding support from the World Bank, the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, the African Legal Support Facility, and the Inter-American Development Bank's Multilateral Investment Fund.

  • PPP Reference Guide

    The PPP Reference Guide presents a global overview of the diversity of approaches and experiences in the implementation of public-private partnerships, providing an entry point to the substantial body of knowledge on PPPs that has been built up by practitioners in governments, the private sector, international institutions, and academic. The PPP Reference Guide Version 3 was released in 2017 and was a joint product of the: Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Global Infrastructure Hub, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific(UNESCAP), and the World Bank Group.

  • Public-Private Partnerships Fiscal Risk Assessment Model

    The Public-Private Partnerships Fiscal Risk Assessment Model (PFRAM) is an analytical tool to assist governments and country analysts in assessing potential fiscal costs and risks arising from a PPP project. PFRAM supports the dialogue of the IMF and the World Bank Group with their client countries on macroeconomic stability, debt sustainability, fiscal risk management, governance, public finance management and public investment management. PFRAM follows a five step decision-tree, automatically generating a set of outcomes: the expected cash flow for the private partner; the government’s income statement, balance sheet and cash statement; a series of charts comparing fiscal balance and DSA with/without the specific PPP project; a project risk matrix; and a sensitivity analysis of macro variables. PFRAM requires project-specific data and country specific macroeconomic data, allowing the user to work under different assumptions. Thus, the fiscal outcomes are indicative and sensitive to these assumptions. PFRAM is still in a pilot stage.  As a work-in-progress, the PFRAM is expected to be improved and refined in the future based on comments and suggestions from user experience. We would welcome any feedback you may have on the model or the guidance document - please contact us here to provide this.  

Project Preparation Facilities


  • MDB Infrastructure Investment Project Briefs

    This series showcases how the MDBs have come together to support the development and implementation of public-private partnerships. This support comes in the form of public sector loans, private sector finance, sector and transaction advice, guarantees, and output-based aid.

  • Private Participation in Infrastructure Database

    The Private Participation in Infrastructure Projects Database is a joint product of the World Bank Group and the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, which seeks to identify and disseminate information on private participation in infrastructure projects in low- and middle-income countries. The database highlights the contractual arrangements used to attract private investment, the sources and destination of investment flows, and information on the main investors. The data can be filtered by projects that include MDB support.