The goal of the Program is to catalyze increasingly better practices in the marketplace on PBCs for NRW Management.
“Better practices” will be identified in the short-term by: shorter and more cost-effective preparation of PBC transactions and increased number of market participants (suppliers and seekers) active in the market, and, in the medium-to-long term by: improved value-for-money of PBC activities in NRW management and the longer rates of decline in NRW performance in participating utilities post-PBC.
To realize this goal, the Program will work on a set of intermediate outcomes revolving around three key stakeholders over the next 4 years:
- Development financing institutions (starting with the World Bank and IDB, potentially the African Water Facility of the African Development Bank and Eurpean Investment Bank) will deliver increasingly cost-effective assistance to clients by incorporating the state-of-the-art in lessons from PBCs brought to market and by applying standardized tools developed under the Program.
- More private service companies, particularly regional and domestic firms, are able to participate in, and offer value-for-money services to WSPs in developing countries through, PBC tenders because they understand the market opportunity and possess the resources and skills to provide quality offers.
- As a response to incentives tested/supported under the Program, WSPs are able to improve and maintain their NRW performance through PBCs.