Global PPP VII(English)
Instructor Namba Yu
Academic Year 2021Class Code XM22126501 Numbering code
Year of Study 1~3 Type of Class Lecture Credit 2
Schedule Sat2,Fall Campus HAKUSAN Room 8203
Main Language English Courses by instructors with practical experience Type-A
Subject category
Class frequency
Department for enrollment

PPP Theory―PPP総論を英語で学ぶ

【Course Purpose and Description】

This course is strongly recommended to all students.
As demand for PPP (public–private partnerships) grows around the world, an adequate understanding of PPP systems in Japan and other countries is necessary to develop successful projects.
In this course, students will learn basic concepts, historical and social backgrounds, and practices and trends related to PPPs in Japan and the world. This will help students identify the strengths and weaknesses of their proposals, and challenges in the target market.
There may be opportunities to have discussions with PPP practitioners around the world via the internet.

【Learning Objectives】

Students who take this course will:
- Have a solid understanding of Japanese PPP systems in a global context.
- Be familiar with PPP practices and histories in the world.
- Be able to explain their knowledge and understanding in English.


1. Course overview; basic concept of PPP (1): Definition and types of PPP
2. Basic concept of PPP (2): PPP triangle
3. Economics approach: Market failures
4. Economics approach: Government failures
5. Economics approach: PPP failures
6. Historical context: U.K. and Japan
7. Historical context: France and U.S.
8. Japanese development history and PPP experience
9. PPP system in Japan (1): PFI
10. PPP system in Japan (2): Outsourcing and designated manager system
11. PPP system in Japan (3): Market testing, privatization, etc.
12. Overview of Japanese infrastructure challenges
13. Assessing regional challenges
14. Public procurement and PPP
15. wrap up

* The schedule is subject to change.
* Course material may be modified according to student interests and specialization.

【Instructional Methods】

A combination of PowerPoint presentations and discussions. Instruction is carried out in English. Handouts are prepared by the instructor and distributed before class.

【Self-study before/after classes】

Vocabulary lists and some reading materials may be provided before class to help with understanding.
After each week's class, there will be a small test.

【Methods of Evaluation and Grading Criteria】

1.Tests: 50%
2. Midterm exam: 50%


No prerequisites. Please consult with the instructor about any concerns, including language ability.



【Reference Materials】


【Related Study Fields and Courses】


JICA Development Studies Program(JICA-DSP)

【File No.1】
【File No.2】
【File No.3】