The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center recently held its first online capacity building activity (OCBA) on PPP Project Identification, Prioritization, and Structuring last April 26-27, 2023, via Zoom.

The two-day training workshop was designed to introduce participants to various pre-development activities that they can undertake including project identification using a PPP project proposal template, project screening and prioritization through the multi-criteria analysis (MCA) screen approach, and initial considerations relevant to PPP project structuring.

The event was opened by PPP Center’s Director of the Capacity Building and Knowledge Management Service, Feroisa Francisca T. Concordia, who emphasized the importance of good project identification in delivering public services successfully.

She also stressed that identifying, selecting, prioritizing, and structuring viable PPP projects from a list of priority plans and programs is imperative for implementing agencies.

Mr. Carlo Manuel P. Gulapa, Mr. Jhoel Jorda, and Ms. Gee Maurene G. Manguera of the PPP Center’s Project Development Service shared their expertise and insights on PPP project identification, prioritization, and structuring.

The training workshop had around 220 participants from various National Government Agencies, Government-Owned-and-Controlled Corporations, State Universities and Colleges, Government Financial Institutions, Regional Line Agencies, and Local Government Units. The participants were composed of technical staff and officials.

One of the main outputs of the training was the development of a PPP project proposal and an MCA screening exercise. Participating implementing agencies such as the University of the Philippines-System, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Zamboanga del Norte Medical Center, and the City Government of General Santos were selected to present their workshop outputs to the plenary.

In her closing remarks, Assistant Director Dionne Marga M. Larin of the Capacity Building and Knowledge Management Service acknowledged the engaging and interesting PPP project proposals submitted by the participating implementing agencies.

She expressed hope that the participants were able to gather strategies on how to refine project concepts and properly utilize the PPP project proposal and MCA screen approach for their pre-development activities.

The PPP Center remains committed to promoting PPPs as a viable option to address the country’s infrastructure needs. This OCBA is part of the Center’s capacity building initiatives to ensure that implementing agencies are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop and implement successful PPP projects.