Enhancing Public-Private Partnerships in Punjab Project (ADB-49128-002)

  • Pakistan
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 15, 2017
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Government of Pakistan
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  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services, Grant, Loan
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 219.60 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Feb 20, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Sep 26, 2018

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Project Description

The project provides financing for the project development facility (PDF) to support line departments in engaging the assistance of experienced transaction advisors. The ADB loan will be used to fund a dedicated viability gap fund (VGF) window that will be managed by the Planning and Development Department (PDD).

The project is aligned with the following impact: private sector investments and overall employment in Punjab increased. The project will have the following outcome: sustainable and fiscally responsible public-private partnership (PPP) projects that offer value for money (VFM) increased. The outputs are (i) PDF and VGF resources for PPP projects augmented, and (ii) PPP institutional capacity enhanced and strengthened.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Department for International Development US$ 19.62 million
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Government of the United Kingdom US$ 4.01 million 

Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Masood, Sana
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Planning & Dev. Dept., Govt. of the Punjab
Iftikhar Ali Sahoo


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