The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has recently presented the first edition of the Public–Private Partnership Monitor covering public–private partnerships (PPPs) in the following nine Asian countries: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Papua New Guinea, the People’s Republic of China, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
The PPP Monitor tracks the development of the PPP business environment as well as the challenges of doing PPPs in each country covered. It is divided into four main categories: Regulatory Framework, Institutional Capacity for Implementation, PPP Market Maturity, and Financial Facilities. These four categories are covered by over 100 quantitative and qualitative indicators.
In all countries surveyed, the most well-developed PPP frameworks were found in the energy sector, which has had the largest share of private participation in Asia since the 1990s. The most developed PPP market among those analyzed, taking into account its gross domestic product was the Philippines.
According to the ADB, in future editions, the PPP Monitor will expand its coverage to include more countries, contain more features, and will be available in an online format.
The PPP Monitor substitutes somehow the 2014 Asia Infrascope also published by the ADB with the help of the Intelligence Unit of The Economist.
Aninver serves many clients in Asia through our market intelligence platform InfraPPP and we are always happy to see this kind of initiatives.