12 projects Passed Project Pipeline Screening of Potential Infrastructure PPPs in Ethiopia
The Government of Ethiopia is implementing an ambitious program of infrastructure investment. As part of this effort, the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation started to develop a program of PPP projects. Through a project called “Instituting a Public Private Partnership Framework,” the World Bank Group, with inputs from PPIAF, and other development partners including the African Legal Support Facility and UK’s Department for International Development are supporting the Ministry with project pipeline and screening, among other elements.
Preliminary results of this screening reveal that there could be 12 projects that are high potential in the sectors of hydropower, roads, rail and renewable energy. These projects were assessed for readiness and feasibility.
Recognizing the potential of public-private partnerships and Private Sector Participation in offering a sustainable route to providing much-needed additional infrastructure and improvements to service delivery, the government has initiated exploration into these forms of project structuring and financing to meet the service needs and infrastructure demands of its population of 94 million.