Australia Awards Indonesia Public Private Partnerships

The Australia Awards Indonesia Public Private Partnerships (PPP) Short Term Award was delivered over a two week period in Australia from 23 May to 3 June 2016 by The University of Queensland’s International Development (UQID) unit.

The Award was delivered to twenty-four Indonesian bureaucrats from central, provincial and municipal government that included mid-ranking managers and policy planners (Echelons III and IV).

The course aimed to enable Awardees to benchmark different types of PPPs in Australia, particularly in the areas of infrastructure and service delivery, and to improve Awardees’ understanding of the key factors that contribute to the enabling environments of successful PPPs and the ongoing management of sustainable partnerships.

AAI Private Public Partnerships Short Term Awardees and UQID delivery staff at The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus, Brisbane, May 2016.

AAI Private Public Partnerships Short Term Awardees and UQID delivery staff at The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus, Brisbane, May 2016.

PPPs are an important means of utilising the skills and expertise of the private sector in public sector service delivery in implementing large scale projects. They are an essential means to attract investment to improve public services and fund infrastructure development.

This course focused on project management and strategic issues related to all stages of the PPP project cycle. It was comprised of classroom sessions, guest lectures, facilitated workshops, scenario-based exercises, case studies, institutional visits and a Government-Industry Forum.

The Award was led by Associate Professor Neil Paulsen, a Senior Lecturer at the UQ Business School management cluster. For the Award program, Associate Professor Paulsen was able to draw on more than 20 years of industry experience in public, private and community sector organisations, Associate Professor Paulsen is heavily engaged in corporate executive leadership and management programs, including government programs with the University of Queensland and brought significant expertise on key phases of the PPP project cycle.

PPP Awardees further maximised their learning and networking opportunities through site visits to the Brisbane Metropolitan Traffic Management Centre, the GoldLinQ Consortium, and the Commonwealth Games Village and Parklands site.

The Public Private Partnerships Award concluded with a Symposium on Regional Best Practice in Public Private Partnerships in Jakarta featuring Mr Eleazar (Eli) Ricote, Deputy Executive Director of the Philippines PPP Centre with Indonesian context provided by Mr Bastary Pandji Indra, Assistant Deputy of Housing, Land and Infrastructure Financing, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs (Kemenko Perekonomian).

The Symposium provided an opportunity to learn from Australia’s and the Philippines’ failures and successes in creating the appropriate enabling environment in legislative, regulatory and policy terms for successful PPP implementation.

Download a brochure about Australia Awards Indonesia Public Private Partnerships 2016.

Duration: May 2016–June 2016
Funding source: Australia Awards: Short Term Award

Last updated:
20 November 2020