Preparing the Market Access and Productivity Growth for the Private Sector Project

Date: October 2010
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Document Type: Completion Reports / TA Completion Reports
Project Number: 35169-012

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Technical assistance completion report for the Preparing the Market Access and Productivity Growth for the Private Sector Project describing expected impact, outcome and outputs, conduct of activities, evaluation and achievement of outcome, assessment and rating, major lessons, recommendations and follow-up actions. The project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) proposed to develop a program that would support private sector efforts in improving market access and productivity mainly for Nepal's export industries. The envisaged program would stimulate structural transformation of the Nepal industries through policy and legal reforms and change of services. Although ADB has been substantially involved in the development of Nepal's private sector potential for more than a decade, the removal of macroeconomic policy, legal and institutional constraints did not prompt a strong private sector response. Such a removal would only be effective if the private sector would be able to acquire resources (e.g., a trained workforce, price and quality competitive factor inputs, finance, information and market access) and readjust them to changing domestic and international market opportunities. The PPTA was also timely as Nepal prepared for accession to the World Trade Organization.