Betting on Bankability: Picking up the pace of Manila’s Light Rail Transit system

When the Manila Light Rail Transit (LRT) extension project reached financial close in March 2016 it was a landmark event for the Philippines and for Southeast Asia. It is an achievement for an enormous project worth some US$1.1 billion to go ahead in a region with not much of a track record of large-scale transport Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). The project’s winning formula is a combination of at-times difficult ingredients: government responsiveness, a balanced risk profile, and project bankability. Continue reading

eC2:Consultant Services for the Development of Regional Infrastructure Development Fund Project Development Facility (RIDF-PDF)

Deadline: 01-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Infrastructure_Financing_PPPs_MENA

The objective of this consultancy assignment is to support the structuring and operationalization of a PDF linked to RIDF. The PDF will support SNGs in project identification, planning and preparation, thereby building a strong pipeline for RIDF

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eC2: Small Hydropower Mapping in Lao

Deadline: 18-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank (WB) is initiating a new technical assistance activity focused on Renewable esmapEnergy Resource Mapping in Laos, with funding from the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). The initial focus will be on small hydro mapping, with other components potentially added in the future depending on funding availability and client demand.

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Tackling the vital challenge of financing the world’s water infrastructure needs

We cannot talk about water and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 without also looking at everything that depends on it: from climate, food and electricity to families, farms and ecosystems. It is thus quite simple, if we don’t get it right on water, then we will not succeed in achieving the other SDGs either.

Enhancing the Climate Resilience of Africa’s Infrastructure: The Roads and Bridges Sector

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  • An adequate and reliable road network will be key to Africa’s economic and social development. Good-quality road connections can greatly expand access to jobs, markets, schools, and hospitals. For rural communities, in particular, a road is often an essential lifeline that links isolated villages to economic opportunities and services.
  • The low density and poor condition of the existing road infrastructure are a serious impediment to the region’s growth. Currently, only 1/3 of rural inhabitants live within two kilometers of an all-season road–the lowest accessibility in the developing world. Moreover, insufficient funding of routine maintenance accelerates the deterioration of the network, leaving many roads in poor condition.
  • As part of a broader effort to expand and upgrade its transport network, Africa will see substantial investment in road infrastructure over the next decades. When combining both regional initiatives and country-level masterplans, capital investment in the road sector will average about $4.6 billion a year, for a total of $78 billion through 2030.

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eC2:Case Studies and Technical Guides for Resilient Infrastructure PPPs

Deadline: 07-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)PPPs

The Project consists of two components: Knowledge Development and Knowledge Exchange & Dissemination. The first component will study the evolution of disaster resilient PPP projects and the contractual and procurement structure that has impacted on private investment. The second component will consist of workshops where lessons learned will be discussed and shared among stakeholders. The final Technical Guides will be produced combining the case studies and the outcome of the workshops, disseminated through several channels to feed into PPP project preparation and standardization of PPP documents.

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Deadline: 04-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)PPPs

The Government of Guinea-Bissau (GoGB)s Strategy Document flags the enormous needs for infrastructure investments that the country is facing and confirms the importance of PPP to advance specific projects and overall economic growth. In this context, the GoGB requested technical assistance from WBG to foster the agenda of PPPs in the country. To assist in the execution of this mandate, the WBG requires the services of a consulting firm with a good understanding of PPP development challenges in developing countries, to perform activities under the second pillar including (i) Assistance to the Administração dos Portos da Guiné-Bissau to take stock of the existing social context at the port of Bissau in view of a possible PPP transaction; (ii) Review of existing project pipelines and pre-feasibility study of the first two priority projects identified (iii) Capacity building program.

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Enhancing Infrastructure Services through PPPS in Benin: Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building Support

Deadline: 20-Jun-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)PPPs
The objective of this technical assistance is to help create (i) a favorable legal and institutional framework for PSP in infrastructure in Benin; and (ii) greater capacity in PPP preparation and implementation through provision of world-class training and technical assistance.

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eConsultant2:Cote d’Ivoire: Bridging Infrastructure Financing Gap – Feasibility Study of Infrastructure PPP Project Venture Fund (IP4VF)

Deadline: 13-Jun-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Government will need to build institutions to achieve a significant leap in efficiency and PPPseffectiveness in the delivery of the PPP program including project identification and preparation, project appraisal and transactions negotiations and closing with the private sector, and financing of PPP transactions. To achieve this, the Government is considering establishing an Infrastructure Fund which could consist of several sub-funds, including an infrastructure venture capital fund, an infrastructure equity fund, and an infrastructure debt fund.
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eConsultant2: Cote d’Ivoire: Bridging Infrastructure Gap – PPP Capacity Building & Training

Deadline: 07-Jun-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Delivery of a well-designed and structured training provision focused on addressing existing deficits in skills and knowledge is central to the successful PPPsdelivery of PPP projects. Training is also integral to promoting best practice and strengthening consistency of the approach in undertaking PPP projects. PPP training has a crucial role in helping to secure value for money in terms of the services provided by professional advisors.
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