Thailand: Piloting Public-Private Partnerships in the Social Sectors

Sovereign Project | 47141-002


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Project Name Piloting Public-Private Partnerships in the Social Sectors
Project Number 47141-002
Country Thailand
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8575-THA: Piloting Public-Private Partnerships in the Social Sectors
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Health - Health sector development and reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Increased private sector engagement in health sector investment and delivery of efficient and quality health services
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved capacity of MOPH to identify, develop and implement PPP projects and to leverage private financing in the health sector
Progress Toward Outcome Originally, the TA is planned to help MOPH to identify and develop a pipeline of bankable health sector PPP projects worth between B1-5 billion. Based on the request made by MOPH, the scope of TA will expend to help MOPH to explore the potential bankable PPP projects worth less than B1 billion.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Enabling environment for PPPs in health strengthened

Capacity of MOPH to develop and implement PPP projects enhanced

Bankable PPP health projects identified and developed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The TA was approved on 13 December 2013 and became effective on 4 February 2014. On 16 January, the TA was delegated from Human and Social Development Division (SEHS) to Thailand Resident Mission (TRM). For Output 1, the main legal and regulatory issues were identified and legal briefings were conducted with key conterparts. The report on legal and regulatory issues for exisitng pocurement framework and PPP procurement are under the preparation at this stage. For Output 2, additional capacity building workshops are planned to conduct for up to four region areas by Ocotber 2015. For Output 3, the consulting team is underway to develop high level business plan and procurement guide for a simulated PPP hospital project. Meanwhile, the Mid-term Report will be finalised by end of September 2015.
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation meetings were arranged with all key stakeholders.
During Project Implementation Various workshops and meetings were conducted with main stakeholders.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will be implemented over a period of 24 months from December 2013 to December 2015. ADB will recruit a team of international and national consultants to provide specialized services totaling 41 person-months (22 international and 19 national) in the areas of PPP; legal and regulatory; health economics; project finance; health technical advice; PPPs in education; and communications and knowledge management. Consultants will be recruited through a firm and will involve: (i) PPP specialist/team leader (international, 8 person-months); (ii) legal and regulatory specialist (international, 3 person-months; national, 3 person-months); (iii) health economist (international, 3 person-months); (iv) project finance specialist (international, 3 person-months); (v) health technical specialist (international, 3 person-months); (vi) education PPP specialist (international, 2 person-months; national, 2 person-months); (vii) health technical specialist/deputy team leader (national, 8 person-months); and (viii) communications and knowledge management specialist (national, 6 person-months). The outline terms of reference are in Appendix 3. ADB will engage the consultants in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time), using quality- and cost-based selection (with a quality: cost ratio of 80:20). The education consultants will work closely with the various offices of the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the MOE will oversee this work. The TA will be managed by the consulting firm.
Procurement Subject to more detailed planning during TA implementation, the TA is expected to procure a modest amount of equipment required for use in carrying out project activities. In all cases, ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time), Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time), and other ADB guidelines will be applied.
Responsible ADB Officer Oranuch Jetwattana
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Thailand Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Health
Concept Clearance 29 Oct 2013
Fact Finding 21 Oct 2013 to 23 Oct 2013
Approval 13 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Sep 2015

TA 8575-THA

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2013 04 Feb 2014 04 Feb 2014 31 Dec 2015 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 430,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,430,000.00 13 Dec 2013 217,700.00
Title Document Type Document Date
Piloting Public-Private Partnerships in the Social Sectors Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2013

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