Project Name
Developing Public-Private Partnership Projects in Digital Transformation
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • Regional
  • Bangladesh
  • Kazakhstan
  • Philippines
  • Timor-Leste
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6979-REG: Developing Public-Private Partnership Projects in Digital Transformation
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.95 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP4: Making cities more livable
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector
  • Information and communication technology / ICT industries and ICT-enabled services

Some gender elements
The transaction TA facility will support the development of digital transformations, i.e., the process of using digital technologies to create new or enhance existing business processes, culture, and customer experiences to accommodate evolving business and market requirements. This TA is intended to catalyze increased digital transformations in infrastructure across ADB's developing member countries (DMCs) through private sector's involvement in delivering sustainable infrastructure and services. Digital transformation inherently requires private sector participation for increased efficiency and ability to respond quickly to changing digital needs and to innovate. Digital transformation could be applied across multiple sectors such as transport, energy, education, urban and wastewater, health and social sector. Some examples of digital technology-based projects and services are information-communication technology infrastructure, automated fare collection systems across integrated multi-modal urban transportation, automated vehicle locations (e.g., in bus rapid transit), smart traffic management, e-government services, healthcare screening and e-health platforms, digital identification technologies, digital payments etc.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

For the new areas in which increased private sector participation is anticipated and encouraged, OPPP is best positioned to conduct the upstream work to prepare and originate the related projects by collaborating with regional departments, resident missions and Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD) in creating a cross-disciplinary expertise One ADB Team and act as One ADB Advisor to the DMC clients. The TRTA will enable OPPP to provide capacity building and transaction advisory services (TAS) to DMC clients. The TAS will be supported by international and national subject matter experts in areas such as digital technology, technical, commercial, legal, and PPP procurement. The scope of OPPP's work will cover pipeline identification, ideation and project definition, project preparation and structuring, procurement and negotiations leading to commercial and/or financial closure. Since digital transformation is an irreversible trend and the demand for related projects is likely to increase, the outputs will focus on support needed by the DMCs to develop bankable and sustainable digital transformation PPP projects with proven technologies that have high potential for scalability and replicability.


Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Kazakhstan - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide; Timor-Leste - Nation-wide

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


Responsible ADB Officer
Yew, Rachel
Responsible ADB Department
Office of Markets Development and Public-Private Partnership
Responsible ADB Division
Office of the Head, OMDP (OMOH)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank


Concept Clearance
Fact Finding
27 Oct 2022
Last Review Mission
Last PDS Update
28 Oct 2022


TA 6979-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Oct 2022 - 27 Oct 2022 31 Oct 2027 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,950,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,950,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 Apr 2024 310,430.25
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