eC2: Assisting Tunisie Autoroutes in exploring management and financing options of highway Infrastructures and identifying a pipeline of potential PPP projects

PPPsDeadline: 05-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of the assignment is to determine the best course of action to encourage sustainable participation of private sector in the management and financing of Tunisias highway network.

As sub-objectives, the study will:

1. Determine the appropriate institutional structure to manage private investment in Tunisias highway network, including reviewing whether the current operational model of STA is fit-for-purpose. Based on the questions below, prepare operational recommendations and an action plan, that would answer the following questions: i) How effective and efficient is the current management of the highway assets? ii) should STA retain all its responsibilities (e.g. construction; O&M; tolling)? iii) would another structure be better? iv) what does international best practice say?

2. Determine broader sector investment needs to achieve service levels needed by the economy and the users;

3. Identify a pipeline of viable PPP projects in highway sector and prepare a road map for their preparation and implementation.
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Report: Policy Guidelines for Managing Unsolicited Proposals in Infrastructure Projects – Volume 1

untitledWhen it comes to infrastructure projects, “unsolicited proposals” (USPs) represent an alternative to the traditional project initiation method where the private sector, rather than the government, takes the leading role in identifying and developing a project. In practice, many public authorities across the world resort to USPs motivated by the perspective of solving the challenges brought by their lack of capacity to identify and develop projects. However, many projects that originate as USPs experience challenges, including diverting public resources away from the strategic plans of the government, providing poor value for money, and leading to patronage and lack of transparency, particularly in developing countries. To ensure governments can mobilize the strengths of the private sector while protecting the public interest, USPs, when accepted, should be managed and used with caution as an exception to the public procurement method.

Main Findings & Recommendations 

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eC2: Innovative models for waste water planning, financing and regulation

Deadline: 05-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Wastewater resource recovery is being implemented in many countries around the waste water treamentworld but this is usually done in an ad-hoc basis and is not part of a long-term national strategy or policy. There are successes and failures around the world and information on the technological options abound, but there is much less information available on the institutional, regulatory and policy frameworks that incentivize these schemes nor on the financing/contractual arrangements behind these approaches. Many developing countries still think of wastewater as a waste; as something that needs to be treated and discharged. There is a need to move from a linear to a circular thinking.

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eC2:Feasibility Study for Public Service Delegation of Drinking Water Supply (DWS) in Rural Areas

Deadline: 30-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

The Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources, and Fisheries of Tunisia requested the World Bank’s assistance to conduct this project and mobilize a grant for its funding. The mission relating to the development of the study addressed by these terms of reference is funded by a Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) grant. The contracting authority for this mission is the World Bank. The beneficiary is DGGREE of the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia. The purpose of this consultation is to recruit a firm or grouping to conduct a mission of due diligence, feasibility study, and design of a Pilot Project for the private management of rural DWS systems.

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eC2:Institutional Feasibility Study for the Management of Irrigation Schemes’ Hydraulic Systems

Deadline: 31-Oct-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water

For Step 1: The study will cover all existing public Irrigation Schemes of Tunisia
For Steps 2, 3, and 4 (intervention zone of the World Bank-funded project): The study will cover the irrigation schemes of Northern Tunisia located in the Governorates of Siliana, Jendouba, Béja, and Bizerte. The Irrigation Schemes planned under the 2016-2020 development plan will be considered for the forecasting of the business development of the entity in charge of the selected management arrangements in the Governorates covered by the project. The study area includes the Public Irrigation Schemes benefiting from the “Irrigated Agriculture Intensification Project” proposed for funding to the World Bank and located in the Governorates mentioned above.

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WB report: How Eight Cities Succeeded in Rejuvenating their Urban Land

Article published on on July 13, 2016.

The single most crucial component in rejuvenating decaying urban areas around the world is private sector participation, according to a report released today from the World Bank and the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) during the World Cities Summit taking place in Singapore this week.

Urban regeneration projects are rarely implemented solely by the public sector.  There is a need for massive financial resources that most cities can’t meet,” said Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director for the World Bank’s Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.  “Participation from the private sector is a critical factor in determining whether a regeneration program is successful – programs that create urban areas where citizens can live, work, and thrive.”

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eConsultant2: Feasibility Study to Develop a Sustainable Institutional Model for the Delivery of Training and Capacity Building to Commercial Water and Sanitation Utilities and other Service Providers in Zambia

Deadline: 14-Apr-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of this assignment is to support the implementation of MLGHs National waterWater Supply and Sanitation Capacity Development Strategy through the assessment and evaluation of alternative institutional arrangements for delivering capacity development and training programs to promote the technical, management and leadership skills.

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PPIAF’s new call for proposals

PPIAF aims to fund more innovative ideas like this one, and its new call for proposals!

Welcomes applications for knowledge initiatives focused on addressing infrastructure challenges  through increased private sector participation in infrastructure. The Fall 2015 Call for Proposals is open to submissions from World Bank Group staff and eligible external organizations such as multilateral development banks, NGOs, and other similar institutions.

Deadline: November 6, 2015

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eConsultant2: PPP Technical Assistance Services for the Caribbean

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), the WBG, and the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) are worpublic-Private-Partnershipking together to build regional government capacity in the field of infrastructure PPPs with the long-term goal being to create a Regional support mechanism that will promote high rates of growth and reduce poverty by enabling substantial PPP investments in infrastructure and service delivery.

Expression of Interest Deadline: 08-Sep-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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eConsultant2: Framework Agreement for PPP Rapid Support Assessments

PPIAF has supported the delivery of rapid needs assessments (RNA) for PPP enabling environments since 2011. The rapid support framework (RSF) expands on the support offered under the RNA activities and seeks to respond to increasing client government requests for just-in-time support and technical advice on PPP programs.

The objective of the Consulting Assignment is to assist client governments in developing and implementing their PPP programs. The assignment may include some or all of the following assistance for selected countries: i) conducting a rapid diagnostic of the PPP enabling environments to identify gaps impeding the development of PPP programs; ii) developing and prioritizing a PPP project pipeline; and iii) developing a business case for 1-2 pilot project(s). Continue reading