Power to the Province

Local governments in the Philippines have undertaken successful PPP projects in the water sector. Photo credit: ADB.
Local governments in the Philippines have undertaken successful PPP projects in the water sector. Photo credit: ADB.

How local governments in the Philippines are successfully forging multi-million dollar public-private partnership deals.


Statement of Issue

The Philippine infrastructure gap is prominent at the local government level. In the Philippine Development Plan for 2011-2016, the public-private partnership program was identified as the main mechanism through which infrastructure development can be accelerated and inclusive economic growth can be attained.

Drawing on lessons of the successful revival of the Philippine public-private partnership program, the study examines past experiences of public-private partnership projects of local government units in the Philippines and provides solutions for:

  • Helping local government units prepare bankable public-private partnerships
  • Ensuring efficient project procurement
  • Enhancing financial viability of public-private partnerships
  • Strengthening local government unit’s public-private partnerships legal and institutional frameworks to enable leveraging more private investment in local economic and social infrastructure

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Meet the expert

  • Aziz Haydarov   
    Infrastructure Economist, Indonesia Resident Mission, Asian Development Bank

    Aziz Haydarov became an ADB Public-Private Partnerships Specialist in 2013 wherein he covered the Philippines, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Lao PDR, and Malaysia. In March 2015, he assumed the position of Infrastructure Economist at ADB's Indonesia Resident Mission where he leads ADB's support on raising the level and quality of public and private infrastructure investments in Indonesia. Prior to joining ADB, he was Country Officer at the World Bank's country office in Tajikistan.

   Philippines, Governance and public sector management, Private sector development
   Last updated: March 2017



The views expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Asian Development Bank, its management, its Board of Directors, or its members.

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