Kyrgyz Republic: Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Public-Private Partnerships

Sovereign Project | 41544-087 Status: Active

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Project Name Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Public-Private Partnerships
Project Number 41544-087
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8688-KGZ: Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Public-Private Partneships
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Finance - Infrastructure finance and investment funds

Health - Health care finance

Public sector management - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Progress as of March 2016

-Government capacity being developed through on-the-job training on a pipeline of 16 pilot projects (health, tourism, roads, urban transport) combined with training workshops; training also aligned with JICA's training program;

- Tender for the feasibility study for a Computer Tomography Project is in the process of being awarded

-Advisory and project structuring support also being sought from ADB's Asia Pacific Public-Private Partnership Facility (AP3F)

- Amendments to the PPP Law in the process of being approved by Parliament

- Close coordination with IFC on 2 health projects

Progress as of Sept. 2015

-Operationalization of Project Development Support Facility (PDSF)underway (PDSF funds will finance the preparation of pre-feasibility or feasibility studies of potential PPP projects). As of Sept. 2015, these include: (i) CT Scan - where tender for feasibility study is ongoing; (ii) Angiography Units/Center Project; (iii) Bishkek On- Street Parking project; (iv) Ala Too Ski Cluster; (v) Logistics Center (Naryn-Chui border crossing); (PDSF applications have been submitted for review and approval for the latter four) (vi) Kemin bypass; (vii) Uzgen bypass; (viii) Almaty-Issykul Lake Road; (ix) Kubaky Pass; and (x) Bishkek Sports Hub (PDSF applications are under preparation for these 5 projects).

-Legal environment is being further improved through suggested amendments to the PPP Law.

- A PPP manual has been drafted, including a Model PPP Agreement (and are being reviewed by the Govt.)

- A PPP Program 2020, including a capacity building program and communication program, has been drafted (capacity building program is being implemented through a range of workshops; an extensive 2-week PPP training was undertaken from 24 Aug-2 Sept 2015).

- A comprehensive PPP website is operational

Progress as of March 2015

- Review mission in February 2015

- Activities to support Output 2 under the Second Investment Climate Improvement Program (Second ICIP) progressing: activities relating to subprogram 1 of the Second ICIP nearing completion; activities related ro subprograms 2 and 3 underway.

Progress of December 2014

- Review Mission fielded in November 2014 (aligned with PPTA implementation mission of the Policy-Based Loan 41544-088 whose Output 2 is 'Comprehensive PPP Program Fostered')

Progress as of September 2014

- Consultant Inception Mission completed (Aug 28-Sept 12); draft Inception Report submitted by consultant TL; additional TOR suggested based on Inception Mission; recruitment of next set of key consultants underway (International Legal Expert - to address the legal issues in the PPP manual and the further improvement of the legal environment), National PPP Specialist - to assist the PPP Unit along with the International Expert, National Communication Specialist -to address the need for the High-Level PPP sensitization and awareness , and National MIS and web design specialist- to address the need for a web design to facilitate communication and knowledge dissemination); Recommendations on adding ceratin activities under output 2, 3 and 4 to be discussed with the EA in September-October

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

Progress as of March 2016

- Outputs are on track - in line with the Design and Monitoring Framework and the Policy Actions of Output 2 of the Policy-Based Loan 41544-088

Progress as of December 2014

- Outputs on track and in line with the Policy Actions of Output 2 of the Policy-Based Loan 41544-088

Progress as of September 2014

Specific deliverables detailed under each output area and timeframe for completion of each deliverable established

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Key stakeholders in government, the public and private sector, and development partners have been extensively consulted to ensure quality TA design relevant for the needs of KGZ.
During Project Implementation

- Regular consultation with all key stakeholders in the government, public and private sectors

- Continuous consultation with all key stakeholders in the government, public and private sectors

- Consultation with key stakeholders in government, the public and private sector, and development partners is an integral element of the TA implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will engage 16 person months of international and 85 person-months of national consultant services. A multi-disciplinary team of consultants comprising technical, financial, and legal experts with experience in PPP will be constituted. The team will consist of (i) an international PPP expert, well versed in international project finance and policy advisory; (ii) an international legal expert; (iii) a national PPP specialist; (iv) two national finance specialists; (v) a national legal expert; and (vi) a national communication and management information system (MIS) specialist (Table 1). Outline terms of reference are provided in Appendix 3. The skills mix and qualifications required under the TA are diverse and difficult to source from any one consulting firm. The consultants will be engaged on an individual basis in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended from time to time) and arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of national consultants. Advance contracting will be used to recruit the TA consultants.
Procurement ADB will finance the purchase of limited equipment required for successful completion of outputs, including hardware for the PPP website. Procurement will be conducted in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Priyanka Sood
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economy
106, Chui Prospect, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Timetable

Concept Clearance 22 Apr 2014
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

TA 8688-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Jul 2014 27 Aug 2014 27 Aug 2014 31 Dec 2016 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 21 Jul 2014 503,685.74

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