Pakistan: Support for Efficient Structuring of Public-Private Partnership in Punjab and Sindh Provinces

Sovereign Project | 47223-001 Status: Closed


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Project Name Support for Efficient Structuring of Public-Private Partnership in Punjab and Sindh Provinces
Project Number 47223-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8443-PAK: Support for Efficient Structuring of Public-Private Partnership in Punjab and Sindh Provinces
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Public administration

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Consultants have been fielded throughout 2014. Consultations were held with the government of Punjab on a viability gap fund and environmental guidelines for PPPs, and with the government of Sindh on risk management, PPP project selection criteria, and risk management. Associated guidelines have been developed and are being deliberated by the two governments.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Risk management guidelines and associated toolkits have been deliberated by the two governments. Finalization and adoption process is underway.

Credit enhancement instruments have been identified.

Capacity development activities have been completed.

Geographical Location Sindh,Punjab

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design TA design and progress have been discussed with with the government of Punjab, the government of Sindh, the federal government, and potential PPP partners from financial and private sector during a TA fact-finding mission fielded to Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore on 18-26 June 2013, and during the three consultation missions fielded since then.
During Project Implementation Final reports will incorporate feedback from the implementing agencies. TA findings, frameworks and risk management product proposals developed will be discussed with stakeholders in a series of workshops to inform, validate, build ownership for, and ensure functional understanding of TA deliverables and recommendations.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services To assist with TA implementation in Punjab and Sindh, five consultants will be engaged by ADB for 8.5 person-months to provide policy advice, and technical and capacity development support. The consultant team will include an international PPP risk management specialist (2 person-months), international financial sector (credit enhancement products) specialist (1.5 person- months), two national financial risk managers for Punjab and Sindh (2 person-months each), and a national environmental safeguards specialist (1 person month) to assess and update the environmental impact guidelines applicable for PPPs in Punjab and Sindh. The consultants will be engaged by ADB on an individual basis in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Priyanka Sood
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Mar 2015

TA 8443-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Sep 2013 - 05 Sep 2013 30 Apr 2014 31 Mar 2015 -
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 05 Sep 2013 197,737.96

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