eC2: Improving Private Sector Participation in Dhaka Public Transport

Deadline: 24-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of the consultancy is to support the preparation of Dhaka Public Transport BRTC_double_decker_bus_03652Improvement Project (DPTIP) by i) assessing and improving institutional regulatory framework and client capacity to increase private sector participation in the public transportation sector in Dhaka; and ii) assessing and recommending specific PPP options and business-financial models for the operation of the feeders associated with the BRT line from Gazipur to Mohakhali, for the associated BRT infrastructure and for the operations of the city-wide bus service. The extent of PPP potential must be well assessed and structured based on client capacity, similar experiences in Bangladesh, the relative appetite of banks and investors in Bangladesh to invest in the transport sector (including through the exploration of financing options such as leasing), and the cost/access to finance for private operators and investors.

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Ethiopia Kicks Off Scaling Solar Round 2

On April 16, 2019, Ethiopia’s Public-Private Partnerships Directorate General (PPP-DG) solar-wind (CC0) Pixabay-Kenueonewithin the Ministry of Finance, formally initiated its Scaling Solar Round 2 tender by issuing a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFQ) for up to 500 MW of solar photovoltaic energy projects. Following this announcement, the PPP-DG expanded the RFQ from four to six projects with a total capacity of up to 750MW. In addition to the Weranso, Welenchiti, Humera, and Mekele sites announced on April 16, two more sites in Metema / Bahir Dar and Hurso were added.

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Ethiopia Kicks Off Scaling Solar Round 2

Ethiopia’s Public-Private Partnerships Directorate General (PPP-DG) within the Ministry of Finance formally initiated its Scaling Solar Round 2 tender today by issuing a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFQ) for up to 500 MW of solar photovoltaic energy projects.

All interested parties are invited to:

  • Register with the Office of the PPP-DG in-person or virtually and purchase the RFQ document for a non-refundable fee of ETB 10,000 or equivalent amount of any convertible currency. Deposits should be made to the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Account Name: MoFEC Acc. No: 1000003784847, SWIFT Code CBETETAA. ◦For in-person registration, the bank receipt of the deposit must be submitted to the Finance and Procurement Directorate of the Ministry of Finance (MoF-Main Building, Office Number 119) to collect the RFQ document from the PPP-DG up to two weeks before the submission deadline.

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How to foster a more inclusive environment for SMEs in PPPs?

Have you ever walked around a megastore, lost in the aisles of choices, only to go home 8904954746_0436040485_b.jpgwithout the one item you set out for? Conversely, have you ever wandered into a much smaller “mom and pop” shop and found everything you need?

Many reasons compel us to support small and medium businesses: tailored knowledge, personalized service, and the satisfaction of contributing directly to the local economy.
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eConsultant2: Rwanda PPP Support Program

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

The objective of the activity is to hire a firm to support the Government of Rwanda to:PPPs

  • Develop sector PPP strategies and guidelines;
  • Create a PPP projects database;
  • Identify a pipeline of potential, viable PPP projects, and deliver a series of concept notes for 10 of the most promising projects;
  • Develop and deliver a sensitization program for PPP, including training for decision makers and technical staff involved in PPP transactions, and the and the private sector, and advanced Project Finance financial modeling training.

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eConsultant2: PPP Support to Sudan

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

Support for Public Private Partnerships to the Republic of the Sudan.PPPs

The consultant will establish a framework that can jump-start Sudan’s PPP program, provide recommendations for building a PPP Unit, develop a PPP pipeline, and assess the capabilities of the private sector.

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eConsultant2: Assessment of Potential Public Private Partnerships

Deadline: 31-Dec-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Preliminary assessment of potential infrastructure projects to develop aInfra in Ethiopia pipeline of feasible PPP projects in Ethiopia. The result of the assessment will serve to inform future government decisions on which projects to prioritize for further development as PPPs.

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World Bank Report: Public-Private Partnerships – Promise and Hype

Paper authored by Michael Klein and published by the World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) in June 2015 at

This paper provides perspectives on patterns of public-private partnerships in infrastructure across time and space. Public-private partnerships are a new term for old concepts. Much infrastructure started under private auspices. Then many governments nationalized the ventures. Governments often push infrastructure providers to keep prices low. Continue reading