Study for PPP port projects in Africa

Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Dec 2013
Signature Date 19 Dec 2013
Planned Completion Date 15 Jan 2016
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Aug 2016
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21040
Commitment U.A 348,625.09
Status Completion

Project General Description

This study entitled "Study for Identification of PPP Port Projects in Africa", is a study supported by donors to the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA). This study is expected to help accelerate investment in ports through Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), which would improve the capacity and efficiency of the port structures needed for economic growth in Africa. To this end, a grant to cover technical assistance was provided by the above-mentioned donors to assist the Department of Transport and ICT (OITC) and the Private Sector Operations Department (OPSM) of the African Development Bank ( ADB) to identify investment opportunities and support them in specific interventions related to the selection of port projects under public-private partnerships (PPPs). Among other important components of technical assistance are the proposal for specific projects for potential AfDB financing through the private sector window, and public window projects for potential PPPs, for which Regional Member Countries authorities would be interested and could use the Bank's advisory services to facilitate their preparation.

Project Objectives

The objective of the study is to prepare concrete proposals for 1) financing for potential PPP port projects and 2) advisory/knowledge services to assist the public sector in preparation of potential PPP port projects, with the view of scaling up the Bank’s interventions in the maritime transport sector.


Concerning beneficiaries, through the Bank's advisory services, many Regional Member Countries (RMCs) should be able to accelerate the development of their ports in the form of PPPs, in order to respond rapidly to a growing demand. For its part, the private sector should have more visibility regarding the investment opportunities offered by the development, management and operation of ports. Users, meanwhile, should benefit from better logistics through these future ports whose capacity and efficiency should be increased. In addition, the Bank's technical assistance under this project should refer to other development partners in identifying their respective port development interventions in Africa.

Participating Organization

Fund for African Private Sector Assistance
Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD) / Département des Transports et des TIC (OITC)


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DD0-015
Last Update 09 Dec 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
7.1881 21.09375 Africa