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Capacity Building

Capacity Building

The Aquino administration established the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center of the Philippines, through Executive Order No. 8 series of 2010, in cognizance of the collaborative roles that the public and private sectors share in pursuing the country’s national growth and development agenda. To this end, the PPP Center serves to strengthen private sector engagement to promote the country’s infrastructure and development objectives, with PPP projects serving as its cornerstone strategy.

Under this Executive Order, specific mention was given to the Center’s function of “providing advisory services, technical assistance, training and capacity development to agencies/ LGUs in PPP project preparation and development.” With this, the Center institutionalized a capacity building program that would promote an environment conducive to the promotion of PPP projects as a viable option for development.

Essentially, Capacity Building strives to empower implementing agencies with the competencies to craft well-structured PPP infrastructure development projects. The activities and interventions that the Capacity Building Division can provide is founded on its Capacity Building Framework, which covers the spectrum of project pre-implementation and implementation phases of a typical PPP project.

The Pre-Implementation component includes three phases: 1) Introduction and Inception; 2) Planning, Identification, Structuring and Approval; and 3) Procurement and Award. Once the PPP Agreement gets signed, the Implementation Component, which includes Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation, begins.

The Capacity Building Division offers a whole range of interventions which are matched and customized according to the needs of the requesting party. These could include training, internship, briefing, and the provision of learning materials, among many others.

The PPP Center has stood steadfast on its mandate of delivering training and development through the implementation of its capacity building program. The Center will continue to attend to the needs of the various PPP stakeholders in government by providing creative and effective capacity building initiatives; thus doing its part in realizing the collaborative roles that the public and private sectors share in pursuing the country’s national growth and development agenda.

Process Flow

The Capacity Building Division welcome inquiries and requests for capacity building support towards the development of PPP projects. Interventions we provide usually start with a letter of inquiry addressed to the Capacity Building Division (please see below). To aid in the quick processing of requests, it is recommended that the letter include:

  1. A description of the possible assistance the potential partner has in mind (such as training, internship, briefing, provision of learning materials, etc.).
  2. If training is the requested intervention, then  provide the following:
    • proposed coverage/ topics
    • profile of participants
    • date, venue and other logistical details proposed
  3. Information on the proposed project and PPP agenda
  4. If available, mention if the institutional frameworks required by the PPP Center have already been established, including:
Local Government Units National Government Agencies
PPP Code
PPP Sub-Committee
PPP Implementing Office
PPP Project Bids and Awards Committee
PPP Unit
PPP Project Bids and Awards Committee

For more information on the capacity building program, please contact:

Capacity Building Division

Trunkline No. (632) 709.4146

KATHLEEN B.  GESLANI
Training Specialist
Local No. 8102

CHRISTIAN PLACIDO G. CALMA
Training Specialist
Local No. 8103

DIONNA FE M. FALAMIG
Training Specialist
Local No. 8104

AGAPE SEM B. COMENDADOR
Training Specialist
Local No. 8105