Component 2: Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer


Within the framework of Component# 2 of MINIS project,  the following  two activities are being  undertaken:

1. Training and Advocacy Programs
2. Consultants

Training and Advocacy Programs

Carry out staff skills development, including Training and Workshops, for relevant ministries and agencies, on basic principles, practices techniques on project preparatory activities, including technical and engineering reviews, technical designs, drawings and specifications; economic evaluations and cost-benefit analysis; financial assessments and forecasting; environmental and social impact evaluations; legal and regulatory reviews; further assessments of potential PPPs to determine viability and market soundings.

Carry out staff skills development, including Training and Workshops, for relevant ministries and agencies in preparation for transactions with investors, including PPP transactions, carry out conferences and other communication mechanisms to promote awareness of government officials and the local business community about investment opportunities and the use of PPPs.

Consultants

Contract full-time and part-time consultants to strengthen abilities of government officials to prepare terms of reference and carry out feasibility studies, including support to, strategic planners, engineers, technical specialists, economists, and environmental and social experts.

Contract full-time and part-time consultants to develop the capacity of government officials to prepare transactions with the private sectors, including legal counsel, institutional specialists, economic and financial specialists, implementation specialist and local staff to support preparation of PPPs transactions.

Contract full-time and part-time consultants to develop a framework to manage contingent liabilities, develop methodology and criteria for issuing guarantees, a process for approving them, and structure to limit the Government’s overall exposure.