Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 19 Jun 2009
PDS Updated as of 01 Jul 2014

Project Name Assisting in Framework Development for Mainstreaming Public-Private Partnerships
Country India
Project/Program Number 43013-012
Status Closed
Geographical Location India
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Public sector management
Subsector Public sector management
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Private sector development (PSD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance7441Technical Assistance Special Fund1,000
Counterpart 250
TOTAL US$ 1,250

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

The proposed TA is the outcome of several rounds of discussions with the DEA on developing a PPP policy-legal and regulatory framework for India. These discussions highlighted existing policy gaps which require to be filled in order to develop a comprehensive enabling environment for PPP development.

During Project Design
Consultations were held with the Government
During Project Implementation
Discussions with Government and review meetings are part of on-going activities under the TA.


The TA supports the Government of India to build upon existing initiatives to establish policies, processes, and entities for improving the PPP enabling environment.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

With the intention of improving the PPP policy and enabling environment for infrastructure development through PPPs, the Government requested policy and advisory technical assistance (PATA) to support the same. Accordingly consultations were held with the Government and the Government has embarked on reforms to enable greater private sector participation in infrastructure, emphasizing the PPP modality. The TA is in line with ADB's country operations business plan, country partnership strategy, and Strategy 2020, which envisage greater ADB involvement in private sector development.

Development Impact

Enhanced private sector investment in infrastructure during the current and succeeding 5-year plans, improving infrastructure across the country with private investment inflows and efficient resource management

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Improved PPP-enabling environment and service delivery with streamlined PPP processes and guidelines, as well as sector, legal, and regulatory frameworks for catalyzing PPP investments Enhanced PPP process and structuring awareness at local, state, and central government levels with streamlined PPP coordination between government entities
Progress Towards Outcome
The activities undertaken under the TA is expected to help establish improved policies, processes, and frameworks for PPPs.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
A PPP policy framework that includes guidelines for PPP definitions, legislative amendments, value for money and risk analysis tools, project development schemes, and PPP knowledge dissemination tools and instruments A PPP policy manual including best practices for PPP processes, sector templates and structures, and legal and regulatory issues for PPP structuring An operational central PPP entity responsible for knowledge management, managing policy evolution, and providing project-specific guidance Sector regulatory and road maps
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
PPP Policy, PPP Rules, Recommendations on PPP Standard Contract provisions, and Annuity Fund Paper have been drafted. Consultants' final reports for PPP Manual, PPP Compendium, and a greenbook for PPPs in health sector have been prepared. Business plan for "3P India", a proposed national entity to provide PPP services, has been drafted.
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2009 Nov 18
Consulting Services
The recruitment of consultants (firms as well as individuals) under the TA would be in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time) and in consultation with DEA. Consultants were engaged to support the various studies/documents developed under the TA.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 14 May 2009
Fact-finding 24 Oct 2009 to 29 Oct 2009
Management Review Meeting
Approval 11 Dec 2009


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 7441 11 Dec 2009 09 Mar 2010 09 Mar 2010 31 Dec 2011 31 Dec 2013


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 7441 1,000 1,000 689 311 689 311

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Shalini Singh (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Department of Economic Affairs


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