43013-012: Assisting in Framework Development for Mainstreaming Public-Private Partnerships

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details


Description

The TA supports the Government of India to build upon existing initiatives to establish policies, processes, and entities for improving the PPP enabling environment.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

With the intention of improving the PPP policy and enabling environment for infrastructure development through PPPs, the Government requested policy and advisory technical assistance (PATA) to support the same. Accordingly consultations were held with the Government and the Government has embarked on reforms to enable greater private sector participation in infrastructure, emphasizing the PPP modality. The TA is in line with ADB's country operations business plan, country partnership strategy, and Strategy 2020, which envisage greater ADB involvement in private sector development.

Impact

Enhanced private sector investment in infrastructure during the current and succeeding 5-year plans, improving infrastructure across the country with private investment inflows and efficient resource management

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Improved PPP-enabling environment and service delivery with streamlined PPP processes and guidelines, as well as sector, legal, and regulatory frameworks for catalyzing PPP investments Enhanced PPP process and structuring awareness at local, state, and central government levels with streamlined PPP coordination between government entities

Progress Towards Outcome

The activities undertaken under the TA is expected to help establish improved policies, processes, and frameworks for PPPs.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

A PPP policy framework that includes guidelines for PPP definitions, legislative amendments, value for money and risk analysis tools, project development schemes, and PPP knowledge dissemination tools and instruments A PPP policy manual including best practices for PPP processes, sector templates and structures, and legal and regulatory issues for PPP structuring An operational central PPP entity responsible for knowledge management, managing policy evolution, and providing project-specific guidance Sector regulatory and road maps

Status of Operation/Construction or Implementation Progress

PPP Policy, PPP Rules, Recommendations on PPP Standard Contract provisions, and Annuity Fund Paper have been drafted. Consultants' final reports for PPP Manual, PPP Compendium, and a greenbook for PPPs in health sector have been prepared. Business plan for "3P India", a proposed national entity to provide PPP services, has been drafted.

Stakeholder Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
Consultations were held with the Government

During Project Implementation
Discussions with Government and review meetings are part of on-going activities under the TA.



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Timetable

Concept Clearance
14 May 2009

Fact-finding
24 Oct 2009 to 29 Oct 2009

Board Approval
11 Dec 2009

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