India: Deepening Capacity Building for Mainstreaming Public-Private Partnerships

Sovereign Project | 42272-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Deepening Capacity Building for Mainstreaming Public-Private Partnerships
Project Number 42272-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7625-IND: Deepening Capacity Building for Mainstreaming Public-Private Partnerships
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Education sector development

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Health - Health sector development and reform

Transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development - Urban public transport

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban slum development - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The PPP cells, supported under the TA through a PPP and MIS expert, have undertaken activities to provide capacity development and training support to develop public sector PPP capacities and skills. The support extends to assisting in development of PPP projects.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Under the TA, support was extended to PPP Cells in 14 states, and 4 Central Line Ministries.

The achievements of the PPP Cells include:

(a) capacity building activities to ensure sustainability of PPPs by training of officials within sector departments (at state governments) and sector ministries.

(b) assisting in development of PPP projects, including pilot projects in some cases. The role of the PPP Cells have been varied in the degree of involvement with the PPP project development processes based on the needs of the local sectoral department.

(c) developing state-sector specific PPP enabling frameworks and knowledge products, such as (i) setting up of Project Development Fund and Viability Gap Fund scheme, (ii) developing PPP policies and guidelines, (iii) PPP toolkits, and (iv) case studies.

(d) developing and maintaining PPP websites and databases which provides content on guidelines & forms, news/ events/ circulars, publications, project details, state empanelled transaction advisors, and expression-of-interest (EOIs)/tenders.

Also, under the TA, (i) a PPP Nodal Officer''s Review Meeting was held in November 2013 to review current initiatives in the area of PPPs, experiences of state and central ministries with PPP projects, and ways to take forward the DEA initiative for capacity building for mainstreaming PPPs, post TA closure in December 2013; (ii) a PPP Capacity Building Workshop was held in November in Guwahati, Assam to enhance awareness and deepen capacity for PPPs in Assam and several other north-eastern states.

Geographical Location 14 states and 4 central line ministries (Delhi) were supported under the TA

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were held with the Government.
During Project Implementation Discussions with Government, review meetings, review missions were part of on-going activities under the TA.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consultants recruited under the TA are in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). 16 PPP experts, 9 MIS experts, and a project administration assistant were contracted under the TA. Certification of work accomplished by the consultants followed a dual reporting from (i) state PPP nodal officers and (ii) DEA PPP Cell/ADB PPP focal point for India.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Shalini Singh
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Department of Economic Affairs
Ministry of Finance
North Block, Secretariat
New Delhi-110001, India


Concept Clearance 14 May 2010
Fact Finding 30 May 2010 to 04 Jun 2010
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 04 Dec 2009
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2014

TA 7625-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Oct 2010 27 Jan 2011 27 Jan 2011 31 Dec 2012 31 Dec 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 2,000,000.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,750,000.00 22 Oct 2010 2,559,824.02

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