For Public authorities, private financing contributes unmistakably to increase the investment in infrastructures without constituting an immediate impact on national debt. For the private sector, the PPP represents real opportunities allowing them to become established in domains in which they were excluded in the past.
Avid to establish a new form of governance, focus on public and private partnerships but also on the structured reform intended to improve the financing of the economy, the conference of Chiefs of states and Governments of the UEMOA required the creation within the BOAD of a unit in charge of the promotion of the PPP in the Union.
THE UNIT OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROJECTS IN PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP OF THE BOAD
Created in January 2014 to answer this issue, The Unit of Development of the projects in Public Private Partnership has for missions:
The promotion of the PPP in the UEMOA Space
- By contributing to the implementation of Community Projects or national projects summoned by States or national PPP institutions;
- Sharing non confidential information concerning the national projects and the Community Projects via a web site dedicated to the activities PPP. Furthermore the publication of news bulletins, organization and participation to conference.
The reinforcement of the capacity of States regarding PPP, through consultancy advisory (technical, legal, financial) by:
- The provision of the adequate expertise,
- The support for the recruitment of consultant,
- The provision of tools (explanatory index cards, methodological guide, modeling tool of the costs and the valuation of the risks for parties) ” comparative quantitative analysis ” of the preliminary evaluation; contractual databases and data sheets on the legal, accounting, financial or questions specific to sector.
- The release of opinion to the public authorities at various stages of the process of management of the Community Projects and the Summoned National Projects.
- The appreciation where necessary, for the contracting authority and in collaborations with the State Direction of the Budget on the impact on the public finances and the budgetary sustainability of the contract before signature.
- The opinion where necessary to the States of the UEMOA on the accounting treatment in the national accounts of the signed contracts;
- The opinion on final validation of contracts before signature by the public authority.
- The accompaniment of the national PPP units and the Public Bodies, which, will be brought to set up the projects in PPP within the framework of trainings, adapted to the problem of the PPP.
The mobilization of adequate partners for the implementation of the community and/or national projects by:
- A platform service of coordination of the diverse national PPP units involved in the realization of the Community Projects;
- The support for the national PPP units for the determination of the deprived partners industrialists and financiers within the framework of the Community Projects and Summoned National Projects;
- The implementation of a consultative Committee including the actors involved in the life of the PPP to promote the quality and the improvement of public services within the framework of the Community Projects and Summoned National Projects;
- The organization of working groups with the national PPP units, the community organs and Ministers of Concerned sectors, in order to develop a real culture PPP in the Space UEMOA;
- The development of narrow relations on the international level with the PPP units of States other than those of the UEMOA.
The support for the structuring and research for the financing in order to to implement PPP projects.
Where necessary, only or in partnership with the national PPP units when they exist, for the projects with which they are involved in.
The contribution to a better management of the requirements of reforms regarding
- The supervision of the evolution of the market of the PPP;
- The realization of a mutualization of the expertises by gathering and by capitalizing on the experiments in the States of the UEMOA and the international experiences:
- The proposal of evolutions of the regulations in force at the Commission of the UEMOA or at the States of the UEMOA according to the experience feedback on the new contracts PPP;
- The follow-up of the evolution of the community legal framework and the national legal frameworks. In addition, where necessary, the proposal of the adoption of modification of texts at the Committee of the UEMOA and/or at the States of the UEMOA;
- The impulse of the elaboration of conventions, in particular the convention of public services;
- The council of the UEMOA states for the creation of units national PPP and various institutions that must intervene in the operations PPP.