India: Mainstreaming Public-Private Partnerships at Central Line Ministries of the Government of India

Sovereign Project | 41575-012

Summary

The proposed TA will develop sector specific capacity of central line ministries to promote PPP initiatives for the sectors which these ministries are overseeing. PPP cells at selected ministries would provide sector-specific advice and guidance, among other activities, to state PPP cells and state line departments. Lessons learned in PPPs emphasize the need for sector-specific interventions.

ADB's assistance through this TA has significant operational relevance since the enhanced capacity for identifying and developing PPPs will generate business opportunities for ADB infrastructure financing. ADB's assistance through this TA is also an opportunity to address a widely felt need to focus on central line ministries that could among others directly contribute to growth and poverty indicators such as health and education and also in those ministries where the predominance of state impinges on creating a level playing field.

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Project Name Mainstreaming Public-Private Partnerships at Central Line Ministries of the Government of India
Project Number 41575-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4993-IND: Mainstreaming Public-Private Partnerships at Central Line Ministries of the Government of India
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Economic affairs management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The proposed TA will develop sector specific capacity of central line ministries to promote PPP initiatives for the sectors which these ministries are overseeing. PPP cells at selected ministries would provide sector-specific advice and guidance, among other activities, to state PPP cells and state line departments. Lessons learned in PPPs emphasize the need for sector-specific interventions.

ADB's assistance through this TA has significant operational relevance since the enhanced capacity for identifying and developing PPPs will generate business opportunities for ADB infrastructure financing. ADB's assistance through this TA is also an opportunity to address a widely felt need to focus on central line ministries that could among others directly contribute to growth and poverty indicators such as health and education and also in those ministries where the predominance of state impinges on creating a level playing field.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB's country strategy for India coincides with the India's national development strategy. India achieved an impressive 9% gross domestic product (GDP) annual growth rate during 2006?2007. Over the past 5 years (2002-2006), the GDP growth rate has averaged 7.2%. However, the economy is increasingly running into infrastructure constraints. The midterm appraisal of the Tenth Five Year Plan of the Planning Commission showed that inadequate infrastructure in urban and rural areas is a major factor constraining India?s economic growth. Weak infrastructure is costing India about 3?4 percentage points of GDP growth a year. In the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007?2012), the Planning Commission estimates that India needs to increase its spending on infrastructure from 4.6% to 8.0% of GDP to accelerate average GDP growth from 7% to the targeted 9% over the next 5 years. In light of this, the Government of India (the Government) has requested advisory technical assistance (TA) from ADB to mainstream public-private partnerships (PPPs) in central line ministries.
Impact

Improved access to basic infrastructure services

Increased efficiency in providing infrastructure services

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

(i) Enhanced capacity of PPP cells at participating central line ministries to prepare, evaluate, and appraise PPPs in infrastructure

(ii) Significantly improved monitoring of overall progress in PPP in infrastructure in central line ministries

(iii) Increased awareness among potential private sector partners of the project cycle of PPP projects in infrastructure, and the expectations of Government with respect to value for money

(iv) Over the long term, increased private sector participation in infrastructure development and management throughout India

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Tools, reports, marketing plans, support mechanisms (such as databases), etc. to (i) strengthen PPP cells in selected central line ministries, and (ii) institutionalize PPP skills in the selected central infrastructure line ministries to enable them to better catalyze and manage PPPs

PPP appraisal guidelines templates, model agreements

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Various States and Central Government
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services To achieve project outcomes, 468 person-months of national consulting services will be provided to selected central line ministries by appointing in each selected line ministry (i) one PPP expert (on an individual basis) focusing on project financial analysis and risk management, (ii) one financial expert (on an individual basis) focusing on financial modeling, and (iii) one management information systems (on an individual basis) expert focusing on information management. Selection of the individuals and the firms will be in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2006 as amended from time to time). Recruitment of consultants will be done by a committee of representatives from ADB, the GoI, and the participating line ministries.
Responsible ADB Officer Ashis Bhadra
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of Economic AffairsMinistry of Finance
North Block
New Delhi-110001, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 23 Aug 2007
Fact Finding 02 Jul 2007 to 05 Jul 2007
MRM -
Approval 16 Nov 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Nov 2007
Last PDS Update 02 Apr 2009

TA 4993-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Nov 2007 30 Jan 2008 30 Jan 2008 30 Nov 2010 30 Nov 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,000,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,100,000.00 16 Nov 2007 1,676,490.20

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