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Public - Private Partnerships in the Health Sector

29.11.2021 - 3.12.2021


Healthcare policy makers and managers across the world are increasingly considering public- private partnerships (PPP) as a way to deliver better and more efficient service to citizens. In previous years, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management offered an intensive one-week course on PPPs in healthcare.

The course development was sponsored by the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group and supported by UK Aid. The course received highly appreciative feedback from participants from some 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East as well officials from development aid agencies.

About the programme

29.11.2021 - 3.12.2021

Price: 4,300 EUR (without accomodation)

Please note the following discounts:

  • 15% Early Bird discount
  • 10% for each institution sending more than one participant
  • 10% Alumni Discount

(maximum discounts upto 25%)

Public-Private Partnerships in the Health Care Sector will be recognized as the in-class Week of Certified Expert in Business Development programme.

Target group

The course is aimed specifically at key public decision-makers and managers of healthcare PPPs also including oversight agencies and private operators, as well as officials from development agencies supporting PPP approaches.

Benefits of the programme

Participants will discuss the potential downside of PPPs using case studies of hotly debated PPPs. Participants from developing economies are encouraged to “bring their own PPP” to the course and will receive feedback on their burning issues from faculty members as well as professional colleagues from other countries and agencies.


Registrations for the 2021 programme are now open.




Prof. Dr. Afschin  Gandjour

works as a Professor of Health Management at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management in Germany. He is a medical doctor, health economist, and philosopher and ranks among the top 5 researchers in business administration in Germany (ranking by the newspaper Handelsblatt from September 2012). Gandjour serves on the editorial boards of Applied Health Economics & Health Policy, The Open Health Services & Policy Journal, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health. He received an M.D. from Hannover Medical School in Germany, an M.B.A. from Duke University, a Ph.D. in health economics from the University of Cologne in Germany, and an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Düsseldorf in Germany. He held faculty positions at the University of Cologne Medical School, Baylor College of Medicine, and Louisiana State University Pennington.

Prof. Dr. Michael Klein

is Professor at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in Germany and a Senior Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C.
Michael worked at the World Bank (1982 – 2009), most recently as Vice President for Financial and Private Sector Development for the World Bank Group as well as Chief Economist, International Finance Corporation. He was Chief Economist of the Royal Dutch / Shell Group (1997 – 2000) and headed the unit for non-OECD economies at the OECD Economics Department (1991 – 1993). Before joining the World Bank, Michael was active in Amnesty International and served on its German Board (1977 – 1979) and International Executive Committee (1979 – 1982).
Michael studied in Bonn, New Haven and Paris and received his doctorate in economics from Bonn University, Germany.



Prof. Dr. Rainer Sibbel

has held the Chair for International Health Management at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management since 2004. He is the Academic Director of the MBA – International Healthcare Management programme and head of the Institute for International Health Management. From 1987 to 1993, studies of mathematics at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität  Münster, Germany. Subsequently, from 1993 to 1999, research assistant at the Institute of Industrial and Health Care Management, University of Münster, Germany. In 1997, awarded a degree as Doctor of Business Administration. From 1999 to 2004, postdoctoral research assistant at the Chair for Operations Management, University of Bayreuth, Germany. January 2004, Habilitation (qualification for rank as professor; topic: Capacity Planning and Organisation for Interactive Services in Hospitals). In March 2004, visiting professor at Shanghai International Studies University. Prof Sibbel is Member of the German Academic Association for Business Research, the Association for Operations Research (GOR), the International Health Economics Association and the International Hospital Federation (IHF). He has published extensively on healthcare and hospital management, privatization and performance management in the healthcare sector.

Paul Da Rita

is an experienced PPP practitioner who has worked with many public and private sector organisations in delivering innovative and complex healthcare PPP projects across the world, over the last 20+ years. After many years in Corporate roles, Paul decided to set up on his own to better allow him to focus on the two areas of work that he has a real passion for – Health PPPs and Emerging Markets. Previously, Paul led IFC’s Global Health and Education PPP Advisory business, which provides advice to many governments in emerging countries on structuring and delivering PPP projects. Prior to arriving at IFC in June 2013, he was the Global Leader for health PPPs for PwC. Paul was also a senior member of PwC’s Corporate Finance healthcare team in the UK having joined in September 2000. During that time he completed a number of high profile and complex deals from the largest UK Healthcare project at Barts and The Royal London, to the largest international project for the New Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm.