Botswana - Public Private Partnership Capacity Strengthening Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 08 Jul 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 15124
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 100,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

The proposed project will finance regulatory, institutional strengthening and capacity building activities to improve the pace of implementation of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) program. The project is structured around two mutually reinforcing and complementary components, namely: (i) Strengthening the regulatory and institutional framework for sustainable PPPs; and (ii) PPP Capacity development. By strengthening the existing PPP regulatory and institutional framework and building the requisite capacity across Government, the proposed project is expected to have a positive impact on Botswana’s ongoing efforts to bridge the infrastructure funding gap through PPPs and enhance private sector participation in the economy, both of which are central to the Bank’s support in Botswana. It is designed to complement a number of ongoing Bank-funded projects, particularly the Economic Recovery Support Program (ERSP), whose objective is to support resilience and post-COVID-19 pandemic inclusive economic recovery through improved governance and real sector structural reforms. Other complementary projects include: (i) the Zambezi Integrated Agro-Commercial Development Project; and (ii) the FAPA Botswana Support to Economic Diversification TA Project. These complementary interventions will achieve significant development outcomes and contribute to the attainment of Botswana’s medium- term development goals. The estimated total project cost is UA 125,000 (USD 168,710), of which the Bank will provide UA 100,000 (USD 134,970), to be funded under the Middle-Income Countries Technical Assistance Fund (MIC TAF). The implementation timeframe is 15 months, from August 2022 to October 2023.

Project Objectives

The project’s broad development objective is to facilitate PPP program implementation by strengthening the existing PPP regulatory and institutional framework and build the requisite capacity across Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies. The anticipated increased private sector participation in economic activity as a result of this technical assistance will boost the Government’s economic diversification agenda and strengthen Botswana’s economic competitiveness.

Beneficiaries

The project’s main beneficiary is Government of Botswana though its Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

Participating Organization

Funding
Middle Income Countries Fund
Implementing
GOVERNMENT OF BOTSWANA

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-BW-KF0-003
Last Update 24 Sep 2022

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Contact Details

Name KOMA Baboucarr
Email b.koma@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Botswana
Coordinates Location Name
-24.6545 25.9086 Gaborone