India PPP Capacity Building Trust (I-CAP) had been appointed by Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Government of India and KfW Development Bank as project-executing agency for the National PPP Capacity Building Programme. This capacity building programme was being implemented at a national level in various states throughout the country and included preparation of a detailed Training Needs Assessment which involved the identifying the size, characteristics and capacity development of the different target audiences across states in detail; curriculum design specific to the target audience and using modern pedagogical tools; training of trainers and programme roll-out in two phases. The programme successfully trained over 7000 participants across India through the duration of the programme from 2009 to 2014.

The programme was officially launched by DEA with the release of the training material by the-then Finance Minister in December 2010.

Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, the Finance Minister, Government of India, releasing the NPCBP training material to mark the Programme Launch on December 22, 2010.
Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, the Finance Minister, Government of India, releasing the NPCBP training material to mark the Programme Launch on December 22, 2010.

Trainers trained in the TOT programmes undergoing Level I (left) and Level II (right) evaluation in the presence of Master Trainers.

Mr. Arvind Mayaram, Secretary, DEA, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, delivering the keynote address at a one-day national-level workshop held on 4th March 2014 to mark the culmination of the Programme

The programme was able to successfully mainstream PPP training. Apart from conducting stand-alone PPP courses, almost all partner institutions have now also incorporated the training content developed under the NPCBP in the other courses being conducted by them as short-duration PPP modules.

The workshop also recognised the achievements and contributions of the partner institutions, state PPP nodal agencies and the trainers during the roll-out. Awards were handed out by Mr. Arvind Mayaram, Secretary (Finance), Government of India, and Mr. H. Warnken, Government of Germany.


Funded by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, the Regional Capacity Building Hubs programme covered urban local bodies, parastatal agencies and elected representatives from JNNURM and UIDSSMT towns in Regions II, IV and VIII covering 14 states and UTs. The programme covered over 1500 participants through workshops on various relevant subjects. Key tasks performed included assessing specific training needs of target states, preparing detailed action plan and training calendar, development of specific modules for urban management, financial management and project development and implementation.

Stakeholder Consultations in Rajasthan and Assam
Class room presentation on concepts of accounting
Hands on computer based sessions
Class exercises conducted for the participants
Distribution of training participation certificates


Under this assignment 3 city cluster workshops covering 180 participants from different ULBs were conducted as part of the Solid Waste Management Workshops for Officials of ULBs under the Swachh Bharat Mission for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The workshops aimed to strengthen institutional capacities of ULBs towards collection, treatment, disposal and efficient management of various types and categories of wastes, promote 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) initiatives and dissemination of good practices, and facilitate integrated efforts towards achieving improvement in general health of city environment etc. The key tasks involved pedagogy development, curriculum development, training delivery and assessing training needs.

Ongoing Technical Session
Distribution of Certificates
Group Exercises
Field Visit
Workshop Closure with ICAP Trust, iDeCK and ICLEI members


The IPFF Project Cell, in 2013 initiated series training programmes on PPP for government officials of different Ministries and agencies with an objective of training selected officials from the introductory to the advanced levels covering content on crucial aspects of PPP. This Series training programme provided an excellent opportunity to systematically build capacities of officials in Bangladesh. iDeCK assisted IPFF in conducting the training programmes over 3 phases followed by a study tour programme in India. A set of 4 programmes were conducted between November 2013 and May 2014 as part of Phase 1. Expert Resource Persons from iDeCK and IDFC travelled to Bangladesh to conduct training of senior management / senior government officers across various Departments in Bangladesh. Under Phase 2, a set of 4 programmes were conducted between February 2015 and June 2015 and under Phase 3 again 4 programmes were conducted in 2015. Six of the deserving officials the participated in a Study Visit to Bengaluru and Mysuru organized by iDeCK in November 2016.

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