Directorate of Public Private Partnership and Public Enterprises

Welcome to the Directorate of Public Private Partnerships and Public Enterprises

The high demand for infrastructure development, coupled with the pressures on national budgets, is making many governments move towards encouraging the private sector to invest in infrastructure projects.

In the Gambia, a narrow tax base, growing populations and aging infrastructure are straining the Government’s capacity. The Government recognized these pervasive challenges and has therefore adopted a policy to encourage the use of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) as a means of leveraging public and private sector resources and expertise to close the infrastructure gap and deliver efficient public infrastructure and services.

Government recognizes the use of PPPs as a strategic mechanism for procuring, financing and delivering public infrastructure and related public services.

  • a long-term contract between a public contracting authority and a private sector company based on the procurement of services, not assets, and taking account of the whole life cycle implications for the project;
  • the transfer of a substantial part of project risks to the private sector, notably with respect to designing, building, operating and/or financing the project;
  • a focus on the specification of project outputs rather than project inputs;
  • the use of private financing to substantiate the risk transfer to the private sector; and
  • performance-related payments to the private sector in function of the services delivered.
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    Public Enterprise Act - I
    Public Enterprise Act - I

    Public Enterprise Act is an act to enable the establishment of public enterprises, to regulate the powers and duties of such public enterprises, to promote improved performance in respect of Government's commercial activities and to make provision for connect matters.

    PPP - Program High Level Viability Analysis Of Priority Projects
    PPP - Program High Level Viability Analysis Of Priority Projects

    This report presents the findings of a screening of public investment projects in The Gambia. The objective of the screening is to identify projects that are eligible for implementation in a public private partnership (PPP), and that can be started up in a relatively short term. These “fast track” PPP projects are intended to demonstrate the PPP is feasible in The Gambia, and to serve as an inspiration for the roll-out of PPP projects in other sectors. The experiences with the “fast track” projects (both positive and negative) can be used for the further refinement and optimization of the PPP framework in The Gambia.

    National Public Private Partnership Policy
    National Public Private Partnership Policy

    This document is an explicit and comprehensive policy that spells out the broad framework for implementation of PPP in infrastructure and services while being sensitive to needs of the Gambian public and national priorities.

    PPP Operational Guidelines
    PPP Operational Guidelines

    Operational Guidelines provide implementing agencies and the PPP Directorate with a procedural framework and analytical tools enabling them to assess whether the use of PPP can deliver net benefits in a specific project, and how these benefits can be effectively achieved.

    Public Private Partnership Operational Guidelines
    Public Private Partnership Operational Guidelines
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