Cambodia: Capacity Development for Public–Private Partnerships
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.
Southeast Asia Department
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- Technical Assistance
|Project Name||Capacity Development for Public–Private Partnerships|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
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|
|Description of Outcome||Selected GCAs develop infrastructure PPP projects under various forms of government support|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Various GCAs have developed PPP project proposals supported by the consultants.|
|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)||
Output 1: GCA staff has been trained in identifying, preparing, evaluating, transacting, and managing viable PPP projects. In addition, the new PPP institutional arrangements have been supported, in particular the Central PPP Unit (CPU) and its newly-appointed staff established in the MEF. (i) Institutional Capacity Building Assessment and Report: The Report provides an analysis, recommendations and the design of an overall PPP Capacity Building Program, with further capacity building of the CDTA providing some of such capacity building; (ii) Training workshops: Informed by the institutional analysis and capacity building Report, The CDTA has provided initial training to GCAs covering the whole PPP project cycle process on a conceptual/generic level, as well as linked to applied projects via the Outline Business Cases. The delivery of the training to GCAs on the PPP Project Cycle was sequenced to follow the drafting of the PPP Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) under Output 3 in which the cycle was set out. Based on the evolving implementation of the PPP Program and the establishment of new institutional responsibilities and arrangements for PPPs in Cambodia, the CDTA was amended and added to include specific training and capacity building of the MEF and CPU in particular; (iii) MEF applied training workshops ; and (iv) tailored training workshops were developed and delivered with the MEF and CPU in particular central PPP topics and responsibilities of the MEF and CPU regarding PPPs.
Output 2: The central purpose of this output is to establish a critical mass for PPP support within GCAs through the preparation of PPP Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines based on the PPP project cycle, and the dissemination of the overall CDTA results. (i) PPP Manual and Tools: The CDTA has established the overall PPP project cycle and the framework for the supporting Standard Operating Procedures, Guidelines and Tools produced by the CDTA and PPTA. The PPP SOPs cover capacity building-related processes (conceptual and generic levels). Simple financial models have been introduced to allow the GCAs to understand important financial metrics for financial viability assessment. (ii) Dissemination workshops: Capacity building around the PPP project cycle has been provided at two levels: (1) Conceptual and general level via general capacity building workshops; and (2) Applied by basing workshops around the stages of the OBC preparation process. Detailed PPP SOPs developed by the CDTA and another TA project have been incorporated in the training workshops.
Output 3: to review potential PPP projects, select two possible PPP projects, and prepare Outline Business Cases (OBCs) for the two identified projects. The projects and OBCs have been selected for their general potential to be structured and delivered as PPPs, and especially for their application and use in the CDTA capacity building and training. (i) The two OBC projects and reports based on the selected projects have been developed and used principally for capacity building purposes, and have not per se intended to be taken further as pilot projects. (ii)Training Workshops and Hands-on Capacity Building with Early Stage PPP Project Development. The CDTA team has provided capacity building support to the lead GCAs involved with preparing OBCs for the two selected projects. Training workshops are aligned to the process of preparing OBCs and additional GCAs are included in the training to broaden the exposure to the applied practice of initial PPP project preparation.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The TA has recruited a firm which has provided consultancy inputs.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Jan Hansen|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Cambodia Resident Mission|
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
Street 92, Sangkat Wat Phnom Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh City Cambodia
|Concept Clearance||10 Dec 2013|
|Fact Finding||03 Sep 2013 to 05 Sep 2013|
|Approval||27 Nov 2014|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||28 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|27 Nov 2014||13 Jan 2015||13 Jan 2015||31 Dec 2016||30 Sep 2018||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||1,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,000,000.00||07 Sep 2021||931,588.80|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Capacity Development for Public–Private Partnerships: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Jul 2019|
|Capacity Development for Public-Private Partnerships: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Nov 2014|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 8773||27 Jan 2016||RebelGroup International BV (Netherlands) in Association with Frontier Law & Advisory Ltd. (Hong Kong, China)||WIJNHAVEN 23 3011 WH ROTTERDAM NETHERLANDS||Ministry of Economy and Finance||900000|
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