This short e-learning course aims to help improve the understanding of how some irrigation water management challenges can be addressed through private sector participation, as an alternative to government managed irrigation. This is a relatively new concept in most countries. The development goal is to foster sustainable irrigation services for farmers, a challenge that is exacerbated by climate change.
The course helps break through the jargon and myths around public-private partnerships (PPPs), especially when applied to irrigation water management, to understand its core features, the differences between various PPP models, and how a well-designed PPP can help overcome problems with government-provided irrigation services. The course draws on the recent experiences in Egypt, among others.