The Toolkit, developed by the World Bank with PPIAF funding, provides guidance for public sector authorities in the definition of strategy and policy for public-private partnershis (PPP) in roads and highways, components of PPP projects and stages in their preparation. It is intended as a key reference source for public authorities in developing countries to understand the issues related to PPP, provide guidance for the required policy and associated reforms and accompany a process of selection, implementation and management of PPP projects.
This initial dissemination workshop allowed an introduction to the concepts, methods and tools presented in the Toolkit, including Toolkit functionalities, PPP policy framework, project selection and preparation, concession contracts, competitive selection of concessionaires, and case study exercise on financial assessment using the audited models available in the Toolkit. The Workshop also addressed PPP development in India in the highways sector with particular emphasis on the development of state-level PPP programs.
The workshop gave an opportunity for professionals active in the PPP sector in India, both from the government and private sectors, to exchange experiences, best practices and explore lessons learned from India and internationally. The workshop was attended by 46 participants including representatives of NHAI and, PWD, officials from state-level governments, private concession companies, PPIAF, World Bank and other funding agencies and consultants.
Speakers included representatives of the World Bank,
PPIAF, NHAI, and from Egis Bceom International (consultant
for Toolkit development).