Mongolia: Public-Private Partnership Development

Sovereign Project | 41203-022 Status: Closed


To develop sufficient capacity for the SPC to process its first PP project proposal on a pilot basis.

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Project Name Public-Private Partnership Development
Project Number 41203-022
Country Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7577-MON: Public-Private Partnership Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Finance - Finance sector development - Infrastructure finance and investment funds

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description To develop sufficient capacity for the SPC to process its first PP project proposal on a pilot basis.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Improved efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of infrastructure services through PPP projects
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

A modern, transparent institutional framework for PPPs that supports private sector engagement is


Progress Toward Outcome At 80% completion, the TA remained relevant and likely to achieve the outcomes and impact expected in the project's design and monitoring framework (DMF); an outcome of establishing a modern, transparent institutional framework for public-private partnership (PPPs) that supports private sector engagement, and an impact of improved efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of infrastructure services through PPP projects. The foundations for success have been laid by the creation of the PPP Handbook, the development of regulations under the Concessions Law, a series of capacity building workshops and dissemination events about PPPs, the PPP unit, and the Concessions Law.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Given the number of activities already underway, the TA will need to be sequenced such that support is provided simultaenously in a number of areas. The main output expected is the design of the systems and structures needed to implement PPPs. This includes the dvelopment of the institutional arrangements and standard operating procedures of SPC, the legal and regulatory frameworks, including the PPP implementing guidelines for project development and procurement as well as a preliminary PPP project pipeline.

Assessment and


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PPPs in Mongolia


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Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

At 80% completion, the outputs expected in the project''s DMF had been achieved in an efficient and effective manner or were likely to be achieved in the coming months. The consultant's main deliverables have been: an initial version of a PPP Handbook; a whitepaper on proposed refinements of the Concessions Law; numerous examples of best practices in the design, procurement, and management of PPP contracts; formal dissemination and training events (including reference materials); extensive informal consultations (by email, phone, and in-person) with staff of the PPP unit and other, relevant government agencies; and advice on how to prioritize PPP projects.

The remaining TA funds have been focused on the preparation of a high level business plan for the PPP unit that will clarify roles and responsibilities and required resources, the updating of the PPP handbook for recent changes in the structure of government, and publication and dissemination of the handbook.

TA 7577 and TA 8236, Developing a Conducive Environment for PPPs, supported a successful PPP workshop on 15 May 2013. The workshop constituted a final workshop of TA 7577. It was attended by around 50 participants from central and line agencies of the national government, Ulaan Bataar Municipal Government, and representatives of the finance sector and the media. It provided a good opportunity to discuss core issues facing PPPs and to understand the priorities and capacity of government agencies. Consensus was evident on the potential of PPPs and recognition they bring with them new challenges.

A final report and remaining deliverable are expected to be received from the consultants by the end of Sept 2013.

Geographical Location Mongolia
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The predecessor of the Ministry of Economic Development, the State Property Council, and the Ministry of Finance were actively engaged in preparation of the TA. Relevant agencies of the central and lower level governments were also consulted during TA preparation.
During Project Implementation Consultation with the Ministry of Economic Development and other stakeholders is ongoing.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will engage consultants with expertise in PPP projects, transactions, law, and institutional development. There will be three international consultants who will render a total of 10 person-months of service, and one national consultant who will render 12 person-months of service. Both international and national consultants will be selected and engaged either through individual or firm basis. Given the urgent need of expert TA, it is recommended that individual selection of consultants be utilized. However, if a firm is to be used, the preferred method is quality- and cost-based selection with a quality-cost ratio of 80:20.
Responsible ADB Officer Craig Sugden
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Mgt, Financial Sector and Regional Coop Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Khurenbaatar Baavgai
Government Building-2
Negdsen Undestnii gudamj-5/1
Ulaanbaatar-210646, Mongolia
Concept Clearance 23 Apr 2010
Fact Finding 31 May 2010 to 04 Jun 2010
Approval 17 Aug 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Apr 2010
Last PDS Update 24 Sep 2013

TA 7577-MON

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Aug 2010 23 Aug 2010 23 Aug 2010 28 Feb 2012 30 Sep 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 525,000.00 17 Aug 2010 416,798.23
Title Document Type Document Date
Public-Private Partnership Development TA Completion Reports Apr 2014
Public-Private Partnership Development: Final Report Consultants' Reports Sep 2013

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