India: Assisting in Framework Development for Mainstreaming Public-Private Partnerships

Sovereign Project | 43013-012 Status: Closed


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

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Project Name Assisting in Framework Development for Mainstreaming Public-Private Partnerships
Project Number 43013-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7441-IND: Assisting in Framework Development for Mainstreaming Public-Private Partnerships
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
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 Toward 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 Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

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.

Geographical Location India
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 and review meetings are part of on-going activities under the TA.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The recruitment of consultants (firms as well as individuals) under the TA would be in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time) and in consultation with DEA. Consultants were engaged to support the various studies/documents developed under the TA.
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
New Delhi-110001, India
Concept Clearance 14 May 2009
Fact Finding 24 Oct 2009 to 29 Oct 2009
Approval 11 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Jun 2009
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2014

TA 7441-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2009 09 Mar 2010 09 Mar 2010 31 Dec 2011 31 Dec 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 11 Dec 2009 689,349.21

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