|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|
|DAC Sector Code||21040|
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.
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.
Fund for African Private Sector Assistance
Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD) / Département des Transports et des TIC (OITC)
|Last Update||19 Oct 2020|