Project profile — Support to the Project Pipeline Development Facility in Jordan



Overview 

CA-3-P007566001
$5,000,000
IFC - International Finance Corporation (44004)
2021-03-26 - 2026-03-31
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
EGM Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Magh

Country / region 

• Jordan (100.00%)

Sector 

• Business And Other Services: Business Development Services (25030) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• 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)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

This project seeks to contribute to sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Jordan through the Project Pipeline Development Facility (PPDF). This project aims to build public-private partnerships (PPP) capacity, operationalize the Government of Jordan’s new Central PPP Unit, and develop a strong pipeline of bankable PPP projects in Jordan. Structured around four significant simultaneous activities, the PPDF includes capacity building, pipeline development, pre-feasibility work, and transaction advisory. Project activities include: (1) delivering on-the-job training and workshops to Central PPP Unit staff, including on gender equality and environmental sustainability; (2) developing standard operating procedures and templates for the PPP Unit; (3) developing terms of reference for the Central PPP Unit or line ministries to procure consultants to undertake feasibility studies; and (4) providing transaction advisory services to the Government of Jordan to prepare, structure, and tender PPP projects for private sector participation.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased private sector participation in projects, including those that take into consideration gender equality issues; and (2) increased private sector investment delivery of infrastructure.

Results achieved 

Result achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) helped to strengthen the Government of Jordan’s (GoJ) Public-Private Partnership Unit (PPPU) by supporting the development of operational procedures and tools, building capacity within the PPPU and with other relevant GoJ’s stakeholders, supporting pipeline generation and early-stage assessment; (2) provided line ministries with technical expertise and support during the preparation of PPP projects in the pipeline. They tendered two PPP projects registered on the National Registry of Investment Projects (NRIP) under a revised PPP law for: 1) King Hussein Bridge Crossing (KHB-PPP) project and 2) the school construction PPP project. They have also incorporated specific Gender Equality into the design of these project to address gender-based violence, support women's needs, and promote women's employment. With the KHB PPP, private sector participation is introduced by developing new passenger and cargo terminal facilities at the King Hussein Bridge crossing that connects Jordan to the West Bank to improve the flow of people, goods and services; and (3) the school construction project will build 15 schools inside and outside Amman. Another PPP project in the early planning stages is a toll road in the north of Jordan.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transactions
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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