Maldives: Private Sector Development Project (PSDP)

Sovereign Project | 41149-013 Status: Closed

ADB is helping the Maldives promote the growth of micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises. The project will pilot credit assistance through the Bank of Maldives and enhance access to markets, technology, and information. It will establish business development service centers and a cost-sharing facility, and improve support infrastructure through public-private partnerships.

Project Details

Project Officer
Jensen, Martin D. South Asia Department Request for information
  • Maldives
  • Loan
  • Industry and trade
Project Name Private Sector Development Project (PSDP)
Project Number 41149-013
Country Maldives
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2427-MLD: Private Sector Development Project (PSDP)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 7.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade - Small and medium enterprise development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Project is under winding up period.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The Credit Information Bureau is fully operational.

The cost-sharing facility (CSF) and line of credit facility (LCF) mechanisms and supporting infrastructure have been designed and have been substantially subsidized.

Substantial progress in the PPP component supporting PPPs in a school, hospital and rehabilitation center have been made.

Geographical Location Republic of Maldives

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Likely to have minimal or no adverse environmental impacts. No further action is required.
Involuntary Resettlement Has no involuntary resettlement impacts. No further action is required.
Indigenous Peoples Not expected to have impacts on Indigenous Peoples. No further action is required.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Under the Project, public awareness seminars and campaigns will be undertaken to introduce BDS, the cost-sharing facility, the line of credit facility; and a credit information bureau registry. Moreover, key stakeholder seminars will be arranged to develop and deliver critical infrastructure and services through PPP.
During Project Implementation Concerted efforts will be made to disseminate lessons and major outcomes

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Consulting services for the following will be provided by either individual consultants or consulting firms as follows:

A. Supporting Micro-, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (MSME) Promotion (by individual consultants)

1. Project Coordinator (full time international consultant, 24 person-months)

2. SME Portal and Communications Specialist (full time local consultant, 24 person-months)

3. Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (full time local consultant, 24 person-months)

4. BDSC Operational Desks (2 Full Time Local Consultants, 24 person-months)

B. Enhancing Access to Finance: Credit Information Bureau Registry (by individual consultants)

1. Procurement Specialist (International Consultant, 3 person-months)

C. Project Preparation and Development on Pubilc Private Partnership (by 1 consulting firm)

1. PPP Expert and Team Leader (International Consultant, 6 person-months)

2. Infrastructure Financing Expert and Deputy Team Leader - Transport and Power (International Consultant, 6 person-months)

3. Procurement Expert (International Consultant, 4 person-months)

4. Legal and Regulatory Expert (International Consultant, 4 person-months)

5. Environmental and Social Expert (International consultant, 2 person-months)

6. Sectoral Experts (2 International Consultants, 4 person-months)

7. Support consultants (2 National Consultants, 5 person-months)

D. Enabling PPP Environment and Capacity Development (by 1 consulting firm)

1. PPP Institutional Expert & Team Leader (international consultant, 6 person-months)

2. Financing Management Specialist (international consultant, 3 person-months)

3. Public Finance Expert (international consultant, 3 person-months)

4. Legal and Regulatory Expert (international consultant, 3 person-months)

5. Support Consultants (2 National Consultants, 5 person-months)


Hardware and software for Credit Information Registry will be procured through international shopping.

The credit bureau implementation and operations require a combination of proprietary skills and experiences in the areas of (i) consumer finance and banking in general; (ii) credit reporting and financial industry legislation on a local and worldwide basis; (iii) personal data security, consumer protection and other legal compliance; (iv) public relations and media coverage, crisis management; (v) data processing management; (vi) operational support of credit bureau; (vii) documentation and training support; (viii) overall corporate managerial capabilities; (ix) IT project management; (x) software development and maintenance; and (xi) providing continuous evolution of solutions as technologies change and business needs. The Maldives Monetary Authority is seeking a technology partner with international experience to assist with the establishment of a World "best practice" credit bureau through this procurement bid. Against this background, the required solution should be both functionally rich and flexible, and moreover, it should be priced at a level appropriate to the scale and sophistication of the local market.

It is anticipated that the technical specification will have, as a minimum, the following features functionality, such as user access (user ID, user log-on, etc.), inquiry access, inquiry input fields (date and time, member details, product type, value of creidt sought, etc), application security, database content, data maintenance application, bililng system, etc.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Jensen, Martin D.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
66032EXTRES [email protected]
Ameenee Magu
Republic of the Maldives


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2013

Loan 2427-MLD

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Jun 2008 13 Jan 2009 08 Apr 2009 31 Aug 2011 28 Feb 2013 01 Oct 2013
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 7.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 7.50 20 Jun 2008 6.24 0.00 99%
Counterpart 0.30 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Jun 2008 6.28 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Maldives: Private Sector Development Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Sep 2015

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  • 15 Oct 2012 | Project Result / Case Study

    Maldives: Private Sector Development Project – 2010

    To amend domestic regional inequalities in the Maldives, the government identified regional economic growth and diversification as key objectives of economic development in both the 6th and 7th National Development Plans. Infrastructure is to be developed in outlying atolls fostering regional centers designed to have airports, ports, and other facilities. This is expected to foster employment and income generation opportunities in the micro and small and medium enterprise (MSME) subsector.


No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.