Philippines : Strengthening Evaluation and Fiscal Cost Management of Public-Private Partnerships

Sovereign Project | 47230-001

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Schuster, Stephen R.
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name
Strengthening Evaluation and Fiscal Cost Management of Public-Private Partnerships
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • Philippines
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8650-PHI: Strengthening Evaluation and Fiscal Cost Management of Public-Private Partnerships
Source Amount
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas
  • Environmentally sustainable growth
  • Inclusive economic growth
  • Regional integration
Drivers of Change
  • Governance and capacity development
  • Knowledge solutions
  • Partnerships
  • Private sector development
Sector / Subsector
  • Public sector management / Economic affairs management - Public expenditure and fiscal management

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

Increased and fiscally sustainable infrastructure investments through PPPs

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Improved government capacity to appraise and sustainably manage PPP projects

Progress Toward Outcome
The TA was delivered in two parts. Part 1 delivered capacity development and training to NEDA to strengthen the entity's ability to evaluate proposed PPP projects. The training was grounded in real world lessons, which were then elaborated in discussion notes, building NEDA's capacity to undertake robust project appraisals in the futre. Part 2 strengthened the government's ability to identify and manage contingent liabilities as detailed under the section on implementation progress (the DOF component).

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Strengthened NEDA's capacity in PPP project appraisal

Strengthened BTr's CL management capacity

Strengthened institutional framework for PPP fiscal cost management

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The activities under the DOF and NEDA components have been largely completed.

Under the NEDA component, the TA provided NEDA with on-the-job advisory support on actual PPP projects submitted for their review. A total of 10 projects were successfully appraised and discussed, providing NEDA staff with valuable insights. This exercise strengthened NEDA's decision making capacity which, in turn, contributed to better infrastructure outcomes in the Philippines. The on-the-job advisory component of the TA also increased NEDA ability to identify key factors that determine whether it should approve or reject a project, leading to a more robust investment planning processes within Government. the TA also bolstered the capacity of NEDA through a series of discussion notes covering different aspects of project appraisal. The development of these notes, followed by stakeholder workshops, embedded international best practice within the Philippines's context. The discussion notes targeted different levels of staff, ensuring capacity building at all levels of the organization. This capacity building also improved long-term infrastructure outcomes in the Philippines going forward.

Under the DOF component, the TA designed a Contingent Liability Fund (CLF) with an appropriate governance and legal structure to ensure the prompt payment of CLs while ensuring strong oversight and control. The TA also developed a CLF Valuation Model to provide a transparent, logical, easy-to-use and appropriate estimate of the Government's likely exposure to CLs. Finally, the TA delivered a methodology to ensure accountability of IAs regarding the management of the CLs they create.

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

PPP Project Evaluation Advisors (firm, international, 20 international and 20 national person-months, intermittent for 1.5 years) -- Project Manager and Team Leader international, 3 person-months, intermittent); Advisory Team (17 international and 20 national person-months, intermittent)

Liability Management Advisors (firm, international, 19 international and 17 national person-months, intermittent for 1.5 years) -- Project Manager (international, 3 person-months, intermittent); Advisory Team (16 international and 17 national person-months)


Responsible ADB Officer
Schuster, Stephen R.
Responsible ADB Department
Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Finance
National Economic & Development Authority


Concept Clearance
10 Oct 2013
Fact Finding
14 Oct 2013 to 18 Oct 2013
15 May 2014
Last Review Mission
Last PDS Update
29 Sep 2017


TA 8650-PHI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 May 2014 12 Jun 2014 12 Jun 2014 31 May 2016 30 Nov 2017 07 Feb 2018
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,000,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,200,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 Jun 2022 1,790,632.97

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No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 8650 05 Feb 2015 Castalia Limited (New Zealand) in association with Lahmeyer IDP Consult, Inc. (Philippines) | Level 2, 88 The Terrace, Wellington 6143, New Zealand National Economic and Development Authority 1,033,860.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.