Government of Uganda (GoU) is prioritizing interventions that contribute to creating a climate that attracts and promotes investment, especially in selected strategic priority areas. Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) have been identified as the way to go for sustainable long-term financing for infrastructure development. GoU therefore wishes to enhance the use of PPPs as a mechanism for procuring and financing infrastructure projects and services in the public sector. A public–private partnership is a cooperative arrangement between one or more public and private sectors, typically of a long term nature. The PPP arrangement is meant to ensure sustainable investment and sound management of infrastructure assets and services as well as contribute to soundness in public finances.
GoU asked for a PPP short term technical support with funding from the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) for the development of a project pipeline, Tool kit, operational manuals, a Contingency Liability Management Framework, undertaking PPP capacity building and stakeholder awareness programmes among others. These would support the launch of the PPP programme development in country and thus positioning Uganda as one of the PPP destinations in Africa.
The global objective of the assignment is to provide technical support to PPP Unit in Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development based on international best practices for efficient, effective design and establishment of the Central Unit as a one-stop shop for PPPs in the country. Specific objectives: