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Piloting Public-Private Partnerships in the Social Sectors
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8575-THA: Piloting Public-Private Partnerships in the Social Sectors
Technical Assistance Special Fund
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Governance and capacity development Private sector development
Sector / Subsector
- Health sector development and reform
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Increased private sector engagement in health sector investment and delivery of efficient and quality health services
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.
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.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
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.
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.
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.