Development of a National Infrastructure Plan

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A national infrastructure investment strategy defines a nation’s investment priorities for its infrastructure over an extended period of time. The aim of such a strategy is to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits to a nation through the production of a defined and costed National Infrastructure Plan (NIP). This programme has been designed to enable delegates to understand how the development and delivery of a national infrastructure investment strategy, aligned to a country’s (or region’s) economic, social and environmental policies, can meet its needs and help to drive economic growth.

The programme will also set out guidelines for developing the key components required for the production of a National Infrastructure Plan and develop understanding of what the plan needs to address.
This programme shows how the development of a correctly devised infrastructure strategy and its associated NIP can help to attract the necessary private capital for investment in national and regional infrastructure and also demonstrates the key role of Public Private Partnerships in supporting the efficient and timely delivery of major infrastructure projects, delivering long term value for money and quality public services.

Participants will gain knowledge and business acumen in the following key areas:

  • The fundamental principles of developing a National / Regional Infrastructure Investment Strategy and production of a National / Regional Infrastructure Plan
  • Capacity building and training
  • Development of a national / regional PPP Unit
  • Improving the legal / regulatory context for infrastructure investment
  • Promoting PPP opportunities amongst potential investors and financial markets
  • Infrastructure needs analysis
  • Skills in the development of sector-specific Strategic Service Models
  • Investment prioritisation and the use of Multi Criterion Analysis in formulating long term vision and medium term goals
  • Project funding versus project financing – matching needs to affordability
  • Investment decision making - best practice business case approval methodology 
  • Programme and Project Appraisal
  • Designing a pipeline of bankable infrastructure projects (allocation of risk)
  • Governance
  • Sustainability

Programme Objectives

By the end of programme delegates will be able to understand:

  • Principles of developing a national infrastructure investment strategy
  • Production of a National / Regional Infrastructure Plan
  • Infrastructure needs analysis
  • Strategic service modelling
  • Programme and Project Appraisal
  • Project prioritisation and investment decision making
  • Project Finance
  • Project preparation and Value for Money
  • Successful procurement and delivery, including the use of PPP
  • Project risk allocation and payment mechanism
  • Post contract / operational aspects of infrastructure projects

Training Methodology

This programme is designed to encourage delegate participation through a combination of group discussion, video, site visits, practical exercises and case studies.

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