New Publication of the World Bank “Public-Private Partnerships for Health in Vietnam: Issues and Options”

This book published by the World Bank describes the nature of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the health sector in Vietnam. It defines health-related PPPs, describes their key characteristics, and develops a taxonomy of the different types of PPPs that exist in practice, illustrated by international examples. It also assesses the regulatory and institutional framework for the health PPP program in Vietnam, as well as financing and accountability mechanisms for PPPs at its national and subnational levels. It provides an overview of the PPP project pipeline in Vietnam and analyzes important issues in the health PPPs’ design, preparation, and implementation, using eight case studies involving projects in different phases of the project cycle. This book also examines barriers that have hampered the successful design and implementation of health care PPPs in Vietnam. These barriers may be broadly categorized as barriers in the PPP policy and regulatory framework, in the public sector, in the private sector, and in the financial sector. It proposes feasible and actionable recommendations so that the government can consider tackling the identified barriers and advance the successful design and implementation of health PPPs.

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World Bank’s request for expressions of interest: legal COVID-19 PPP rapid assessment


Publication Date 30-Apr-2020 Expression of Interest Deadline 07-May-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank Group intends to finance the assignment/services under: BB – BANK BUDGET TF0B1970 – Building stronger institutions to deliver better Public Private Partnerships 

Assignment Title: 1268279 – Legal COVID-19 PPP Rapid Assessment – Africa, Europe, Middle East

Assignment Countries:
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The World Bank in the dialogue and support to governments with critical strategic short-term advice on the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, IPG and PPIAF are establishing this Rapid Response Program. The Program will help provide international best practice insights in the Banks dialogue with client countries regarding options for planning for the medium to long-term impacts on PPP portfolios and ensuring they have access to the latest information and advice on relevant topics.

The scope  is for a legal firm to form part of the PPIAF COVID-19 Rapid Response teams on a country-by-country basis to provide remote, short-term targeted legal assistance on types of contracts of specific sectors or examples of projects that are likely to be affected or are already affected by COVID-19 developments, with respect to the potential contractual implications of those developments. The regional scope includes Africa, Middle East and Europe and is expected to cover support to approximately 7 countries a separate assignment will cover Latin America, Caribbean and Asia.

 Legal review activities of the consultant will include:
1) High-level review of specific PPP contracts and accompanying financial agreements (such as loan agreements and guarantees, as applicable) as regards (i) the respective government and private partner rights and obligations that may be affected by COVID-19 impacts and (ii) options for possible contractual mechanisms and remedies that may be applicable to dealing with shocks to project financial and operational performance due to COVID-19. Interested firms are  invited to submit expressions of interest. 

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