Project profile — Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility


Asian Development Bank (46004)
2015-03-27 - 2025-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Asia, regional (100.00%)


• Water And Sanitation: Water sector policy and administrative management (14010) (18.00%)
• Public sector policy and administrative management:
Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (1.00%)
Public finance management (15111) (2.50%)
• Transport And Storage: Transport policy and administrative management (21010) (29.00%)
• Communication: Telecommunications (22020) (4.50%)
• Energy Generation, Distribution And Efficiency - General: Energy policy and administrative management (23110) (22.50%)
• Banking And Financial Services: Financial policy and administrative management (24010) (9.00%)
• Business And Other Services: Business support services and institutions (25010) (11.50%)
• Other Multisector: Urban development and management (43030) (2.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility (AP3F) is a USD 73 million multi-donor facility, managed by the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Office of Public-Private Partnerships (OPPP), designed to build the capacities of developing countries in Asia to create public-private partnerships for infrastructure. The AP3F prioritizes technical assistance requests that contribute to climate resilience, sustainable development and regional economic integration, which enhances enabling reforms and government capacity development. The facility is co-financed by ADB (USD 10 million), Australia (AUD 10 million) and Japan (USD 40 million). Project activities include: (1) providing technical assistance to any ADB developing member country government to support the financial, legal, and technical advisory services required to prepare and structure public-private partnership (PPP) transactions. This include project scoping, feasibility, preparation, structuring and tendering; and (2) supporting legal and regulatory reforms that facilitate private sector investments in infrastructure projects.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved policy, legislative, regulatory and institutional practices for public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects by governments in the Asia Pacific region; and (2) increased delivery of infrastructure investment opportunities to prospective investors in the Asia Pacific region.

Results achieved 

Results as of March 2023 include: (1) approved 70 technical assistances and brought eight supported Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects to market (reached commercial close and financial close); (2) provided policy, legislative, regulatory and institutional practices advice to 23 developing member countries (DMCs), and capacity development support to 15 DMCs, including nine PPP units/agencies; (3) catalyzed US$1.37 billion (C$1.84bn) of commercial investment into priority PPP infrastructure projects, of which US$41.2 million (C$5.48M) are climate finance.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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