Regional: Developing Government Support and Risk Management Systems for Public–Private Partnerships in Southeast Asia

Sovereign Project | 46425-001 Status: Approved


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Project Name Developing Government Support and Risk Management Systems for Public–Private Partnerships in Southeast Asia
Project Number 46425-001
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8313-REG: Assistance to Develop Public Private Partnership Government Support and Risk Management Systems in Southeast Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
TA: Developing Government Support and Risk Management Systems for Public Private Partnerships in Southeast Asia (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Increased use of PPPs to develop infrastructure in the Southeast Asian Region.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved enabling environment for development of PPPs in the Southeast Asian region.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Government support and risk management frameworks for PPP projects developed

2. Government risk management frameworks for portfolios of PPP projects developed.

3. Priority PPP projects requiring government support identified.

4. Improved capacity of governments to issue and manage government support requirements and their associated risks.

5. Improved awareness of government support and risk management knowledge products through dissemination and consensus building activities.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. To date, the TA has engaged 1 consulting firm (Rebel Group) for Thailand; 4 individual consultants (legal, financial, procurement, and government support and risk management specialist) for Viet Nam; and an international PPP expert for Lao PDR.

2. Rebel Group International BV (Rebel Group) is providing support to the Government of Thailand State Enterprises Planning Office (SEPO) PPP team to assist in developing implementation guidelines, rules and processes in support of the country's PPP law and policy. They are also supporting institutional capacity development within SEPO. Due to the procurement and implementation delays (due to instability in Thailand last year), contract with the consulting firm (Rebel Group) was extended by 12 months at no additional cost. Their current contract runs until 30 September 2015. Work on this contract has been suspended while SEPO works with ADB to refine the outputs and deliverable the government desires.

3. In Viet Nam, the TA supported the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and Ministry of Finance (MOF) in conceptualizing the viability gap funding for PPPs: an inter-agency workshop on the findings and recommendations of the analysis on the viability gap funding for PPPs in Viet Nam was conducted on 20 January 2015.

4. In Lao PDR, an international PPP expert has been engaged to respond to government's request for an in-house consultant to support MPI staff in implementing agreed-to provisions of the policy-based loan, L-3205, Governance and Capacity Development in Public Sector Management Program, and pilot PPP project initiatives under parallel grant G-0309 of the same program. The Government of Lao PDR has requested assistance in coping with the comprehensive PPP enabling environment agenda and advising the implementing agencies on a growing number of solicited and unsolicited proposals for PPP projects.

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

SEPF will assign 1-2 international staff to supervise the overall implementation of the R-CDTA, together with support from relevant national

administrative staff. It is estimated that 43 person-months of international consulting services and 45 person-months of national consulting

services are required for the TA. Due to the diverse requirements of each country, consultants will be engaged on either an individual basis,

or through a firm in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).


Purchases of equipment (computer hardware and software) will be undertaken in accordance with ADB Procurement Guidelines

(2010, as amended from time to time). The equipment will be turned over to member countries upon completion of the technical assistance.

All disbursements will be made in accordance ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible ADB Officer Grant Hauber Jr.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Bob Finlayson, Principal Public Private Partnership Specialist
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Concept Clearance 12 Nov 2012
Fact Finding 15 Oct 2012 to 19 Oct 2012
Approval 17 Dec 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2015

TA 8313-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2012 - 17 Dec 2012 30 Sep 2014 30 Sep 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 17 Dec 2012 497,481.36

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