Cambodia: Capacity Development for Public–Private Partnerships

Sovereign Project | 47164-001 Status: Active

Objective. In line with the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) commitment to advancing public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Cambodia, the proposed TA will strengthen the capacity of senior and mid-career officials of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) to develop and manage PPPs through well-designed and targeted training activities in areas with potential for enhanced PPP initiatives. This will support improved analysis, formulation, and implementation of PPP projects, strengthen public sector institutional capacity to develop and catalyze pilot PPPs, and promote the more effective management and implementation of PPP projects to support sector development strategies across the economy.

Project Details

Project Officer
Khieu, Samphors Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Cambodia
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Energy
  • Transport
 
Project Name Capacity Development for Public–Private Partnerships
Project Number 47164-001
Country Cambodia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8773-CAM: Capacity Development for Public-Private Partnerships
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description Objective. In line with the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) commitment to advancing public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Cambodia, the proposed TA will strengthen the capacity of senior and mid-career officials of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) to develop and manage PPPs through well-designed and targeted training activities in areas with potential for enhanced PPP initiatives. This will support improved analysis, formulation, and implementation of PPP projects, strengthen public sector institutional capacity to develop and catalyze pilot PPPs, and promote the more effective management and implementation of PPP projects to support sector development strategies across the economy.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy PPPs are an important component of the Government's development strategy. Cambodia faces substantial challenges providing new and improved infrastructure for its growing economy. However, implementation of public sector infrastructure and social service development strategies is constrained by the limited availability of long term debt in local financial markets, the small size of the country's tax revenues, and the continued reliance on concessional Official Development Assistance which is expected to decline sharply in the future. PPPs would provide the Government with increased opportunities to address this critical development issue by reducing the need for public debt, leveraging limited public revenues, and bringing in private sector skills and finance. The use of PPPs can also improve service delivery as the private sector contractor accurately meets users' requirements on competitive terms.
Impact Improved public infrastructure investments through PPPs

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Selected GCAs develop infrastructure PPP projects under various forms of government support
Progress Toward Outcome The TA has identified the role, general capacities to fulfill the role, and detailed skills that are required within the GCAs to carry out all stages of the PPP project cycle from project identification to contract management. Both PPP-specific skills and more general project development and management skills are covered. Various government supports including Risk Management Unit, Central PPP Unit, and an Inter-Ministerial Committee are being established as guided by the PPP policy paper adopted in June 2016.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. GCA staff trained in identifying, preparing, evaluating, transacting and managing viable PPP projects

2. A critical mass for PPP support established

3. Outline business cases (OBCs including a simple financial model) on PPP structures and implementation processes developed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) A consulting firm was recruited and commenced the service on 28 Jan 2016. An inception mission was undertaken in mid of April 2016 to review general understanding and experiences with PPP, status of legal framework and institutional responsibilities of PPP. Three main OBCs has been identified including Cruise terminal in Sihanoukville, Bulkwater supply in Bavet, and Accommodation TVET. Along the same line, two OBC workshops are planned: the first one will focus on the analysis of the business case and the structuring of the PPP arrangement, and the second one is devoted to procurement.
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will require consultancy inputs of a firm (individual consultants will be engaged in case firm engagement iws not possible due to market conditions) to be recruited by ADB. Consultants will be hired according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Khieu, Samphors
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Cambodia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economy and Finance
H.E. Pen Thirong, Director General of General Department of International Cooperation and Debt Management, Ministry of Economy and Finance
[email protected]
Street 92, Sangkat Wat Phnom Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh City Cambodia

Timetable

Concept Clearance 10 Dec 2013
Fact Finding 03 Sep 2013 to 05 Sep 2013
MRM -
Approval 27 Nov 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 04 Apr 2017

TA 8773-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Nov 2014 13 Jan 2015 13 Jan 2015 31 Dec 2016 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 27 Nov 2014 85,981.60

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