Kyrgyz Republic: Enabling Identification of Public-Private Partnership Projects and Capacity Building in the Kyrgyz Republic

Sovereign Project | 45133-001

Summary

The development of a public-private partnership (PPP) framework and identification of projects is a key output of the Investment Climate Improvement Program. To ensure that the Kyrgyz Republic is able to successfully implement PPPs, training and increased awareness of PPPs within the government is needed. PPP capacity building support for the government is part of the technical assistance (TA) for economic policy and management, which is included in the Country Operations Business Plan for 2011-2012. This TA was split in two TAs comprising the proposed S-CDTA and support for preparation of the country partnership strategy.

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Project Name Enabling Identification of Public-Private Partnership Projects and Capacity Building in the Kyrgyz Republic
Project Number 45133-001
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7819-KGZ: Enabling Identification of PPP Projects and Capacity Building in the Kyrgyz Republic
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform
Public sector management - Economic affairs management
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The development of a public-private partnership (PPP) framework and identification of projects is a key output of the Investment Climate Improvement Program. To ensure that the Kyrgyz Republic is able to successfully implement PPPs, training and increased awareness of PPPs within the government is needed. PPP capacity building support for the government is part of the technical assistance (TA) for economic policy and management, which is included in the Country Operations Business Plan for 2011-2012. This TA was split in two TAs comprising the proposed S-CDTA and support for preparation of the country partnership strategy.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The government realizes the need to invest in infrastructure to fuel economic growth. Hence, ambitious targets for economic growth of 4.2% on an average annual basis have been set up. To achieve and sustain such growth, the government plans to spend at least 10% of GDP on infrastructure. The government realizes that infrastructure needs cannot be met from the government budget and external aid alone and, hence, private sector financing, both domestic and foreign, needs to be mobilized. Private investments in the infrastructure sector can be achieved through PPPs or privatization of existing infrastructure enterprises.

PPPs, a contractual partnership between the government and the private sector, is new in the Kyrgyz Republic and there is a need for intensive capacity building in government ministries and agencies. Earlier, with technical assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), inter-ministerial workshops on PPPs were arranged in June 2008. Since policy reform is the core activity for initiating PPPs, ADB has been supporting the development of a PPP framework in the Kyrgyz Republic through the Investment Climate Improvement Program (ICIP). Subprogram 1 of ICIP was successfully completed in September 2008 and Subprogram 2 (SP2) is underway. A key condition under SP2 is the submission of a PPP Law to the Parliament and identification of candidate projects that can be taken up for development with the PPP format. It also calls for operationalizing the PPP Unit and Risk Management Unit.

Impact Institutionalized PPP project selection mechanism for delivery of public services
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Strengthened capacity of PPP Unit and line agencies to identify, screen and develop a PPP project pipeline
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Project Screening Criteria and analysis tools

Government strategy and action plan for project development of shortlisted PPP projects including financing requirements

PPP workshops

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) One international consultant (PPP Expert) and one national consultant were engaged by ADB and commenced services on 1 September 2011.
Geographical Location
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 The TA will support 2 person-months of an international consultant and 2 person-months of a national consultant.
Responsible ADB Officer Jurgen F. Conrad
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economic Regulation106 Chui Avenue
Timetable
Concept Clearance 04 Apr 2011
Fact Finding 06 Apr 2011 to 09 Apr 2011
MRM -
Approval 16 Jun 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Sep 2011

TA 7819-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Jun 2011 - 16 Jun 2011 31 Mar 2012 30 Jun 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 16 Jun 2011 215,475.69

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