Developing toolkits for improving PPP decision making processes in India. World Bank and Government of India

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Let me wish you a very happy and prosperous new year 2011!Then I would like to recommend you a worthwhile toolkit prepared by Economic Consulting Associates (ECA) with Indian contextualisation and project assistance provided by CRISIL Risk and Infrastructure Solutions Limited (CRIS). Web design, web development and programming was by Cross Section Interactive (CSI), India. The GUIDE for a correct use of the toolkit is here.
This Toolkit has been prepared as a part of a PPP capacity building programme that is being developed by the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India (DEA) with funding support from the World Bank, AusAID South Asia Region Infrastructure for Growth Initiative and the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF).The PPP Toolkit is a web-based resource that has been designed to help improve decision-making  for infrastructure PPPs in India and to improve the quality of the infrastructure PPPs that are  implemented in India.The Toolkit is for use by PPP practitioners across India in both the public and private sectors. It has been designed with a focus on helping decision-making by project officers at the Central, State and Municipal levels.This Guide provides a quick introduction to the online Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Toolkit. It  begins with a short introduction to PPP in infrastructure. It then gives an overview of what is in the Toolkit, explains how to use the Toolkit and briefly introduces the Toolkit toolsThe Toolkit covers five infrastructure sectors:
  • Highways
  • Water and sanitation (W&S)
  • Ports
  • Municipal Solid waste management (SWM)
  • Urban transport (Bus Rapid Transport Systems - BRTS
The Toolkit contains the following 6 tools to help decision-making for PPPs:
  • PPP Family Indicator gives a starting indication of which PPP mode 'family' the particular project might be suited to
  • PPP Mode Validation Tool uses a risk allocation analysis to help decide further whether the selected PPP mode is best for the project
  • The PPP Suitability Filter tests how well suited the project is to being a PPP and checks for barriers that might make it difficult to do the project as a PPP
  • Financial Viability Indicator Model allows an analysis of the key questions of financial viability of the project and to test these using 'what-if?' scenarios
  • Value-for-money Indicator Tool provides an indication of the expected range of valuefor-money for the public sector from the PPP
  • Readiness Filters checks that all the important steps have been followed and that the important preparations have been made, so that the project is ready to move on to the
  • next step in development as a PPP.

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