Progress as of September 2016
- Outputs 1, 2, 3 (achieved)
- Output 4 (decision made to not to develop at this stage as the detailed PPP Law covers all aspects that a National PPP Policy would cover)
- Output 5 (explanatory memorandum prepared with a rationale and design of a Project Development Facility (PDF) for Tajikistan; discussed by government and the PPP Council; PPP Council has agreed in principle to the established of the PDF albeit that the PDF be combined with / or conducted by the existing small business Entrepreneurship Fund run by SCISPM; given that PDF activities cannot be included within the existing Fund charter (established by law), the establishment of the PDF has been included in the proposed amendments to the PPP Law being undertaken - with the approval of these amendments the legal basis for the establishment of the PDF in its own right will be established)
Output 6 (achieved)
Output 7 (achieved; capacity also increased through on-the-job training to the PPP Center and relevant ministries/agencies in the initial development of pilot PPP transactions based on projects proposed and identified by the relevant ministries, by SCISPM itself, and projects proposed by various private parties on an unsolicited basis; 9 projects have been reviewed and briefs / concept notes have been prepared and these projects have been before the PPP Council for consideration on at least one occasion; details will be available in the TA report to be disclosed on the ADB external website, after review by the Govt.)
Progress as of March 2016
Outputs 1, 2, 3 (achieved)
Output 4 (decision made to not to develop at this stage as the PPP Law is very detailed and covers all aspects that a National PPP Policy would cover)
Output 5 (on track; discussions are in an advanced stage for the establishment and capitalization of a Project Development Facility to provide advisory and structuring support for future PPP transactions, including share the costs of structuring and advisory support provided under ADB's AP3F Facility)
Output 6 (achieved)
Output 7 (on track; capacity also being increased through on-the-job training to the PPP Center and relevant ministries/agencies in the initial development of pilot PPP transactions, including one on power transmission lines, in coordination with IFC; and one on a logistics center).
Progress as of December 2014
All outputs on track; main focus now on developing the pipeline of potential PPP projects and on supporting with the further preparation of a limited number of projects which demonstrate greatest potential to be successfully implemented as PPPs and to build PPP capacity through learning by doing on these pilot projects
Progress as of July 2014
- Initial regulations (by-laws) under the PPP Law on eligible sectors have been prepared and discussed by the PPP Council. Procedural flow-charts based on the procedures set out in the PPP Law have been prepared. As the PPP Law contains a high level of procedural detail, there is limited need for detailed procedural regulations.
-Limitations in the current PPP Law are being identified, together with issues regarding legal harmonization.
-The PPP Centre has been established in SCISPM in late 2013. A Business/ Operational Plan has been developed and approved, and budgetary resources allocated. Key staff have been appointed.
-A Draft National PPP Policy has been prepared by May 2014 and is being finalized by the PPP Centre.
-A comprehensive Memorandum on the rationale, setup and functioning of a PDF has been developed in late 2013. The PDF has been tabled at the PPP Council meeting, which has mandated the PPP Centre together with the Ministries of Finance, Justice, and Economic Development and Trade to further develop the PDF.
-Project screening criteria have been developed. As noted, 6 pilot projects are included in the current Action Plan of the PPP Centre and more are under investigation.
-Capacity building for undertaking PPP policy reforms and identifying projects has been taking place with state bodies. This includes formal identification of persons responsible for PPP in each state agency, a consultation/training workshop with these persons, and project specific discussions with several agencies.
Progress as of March 2014
Draft regulations to implement the PPP law have been drafted and undergone interministerial discussions; an inventory of codes and regulations impacted by the PPP Law has been prepared.
The PPP Centre has been set up in the State Committee for Investment and State Property Management (SCISPM, the EA), two core full-time staff appointed and budget approved by MOF.
Review of the PPP Law has shown that main elements of a PPP policy are contained in the Law. Hence, the development of a policy has not been prioritised at this point.
An Executive Briefing Memo on Project Development Funds has been prepared for initial formal discussions within SCISPM and MOF.
Coaching on project screening methodology, selection criteria and ranking has been provided and templates developed. A template for Initial Project Proposals (IPP) has also been developed and is being finalized.
Substantial work has been done to define the PPP process flow which has introduced the PPP Unit staff to the various steps in developing PPPs.Through this work, the TA is providing on-the-job' training to the PPP Unit and national experts.
- The PPP Action Plan, approved in June 2014, is being implemented. Terms of reference for the international legal and national website developer has been prepared.