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Afghanistan

PPP Framework

Agencies

PPP Unit, Ministry of Public Health, General Directorate of Policy and Planning

Laws and policies

No dedicated PPP Law.

PPP Procurement Benchmarking

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PPP Projects in Infrastructure

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Project Name Sector Financial Closure Year Investment ($US Million)
Kandahar Solar Plant Electricity 2017 $19.00
Aggreko Kandahar Temporary Power Station Electricity 2003 $1.58
Project Name Sector Financial Closure Year Investment ($US Million)
Kandahar Solar Plant Electricity 2017 $19.00
Aggreko Kandahar Temporary Power Station Electricity 2003 $1.58
Project Name Sector Financial Closure Year Investment ($US Million)
Kandahar Solar Plant Electricity 2017 $19.00
Project Name Sector Financial Closure Year Investment ($US Million)
Kandahar Solar Plant Electricity 2017 $19.00

Infrastructure Indicators

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GCI Infrastructure Score

The Global Competitiveness Index (GCI)  is published in the Global Competitiveness Report and assesses the competitiveness landscape of 140 economies. The GCI Infrastructure Score is a component of the overall index and covers transport, electricity and telephony infrastructure. 

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GCI Score as of 2017-2018

Resources

    • 2014
    • World Bank Group (WBG)

    Afghanistan: DABS Kandahar

    PPP Briefs

    Afghanistan’s national power utility, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), is responsible for providing power generation, transmission, and distribution services across the country. Following its incorporation in 2008, DABS struggled to provide sustainable service, particularly in the south of Afghanistan. To help address this, DABS hired IFC as the lead advisor on a performance-based public-private partnership (PPP) for one of its regional divisions. The PPP agreement was signed in August 2014.

Project & Lessons

    • 2006
    • Bhavna Bhatia, Neeraj Gupta
    • PPIAF

    Transforming Telecoms in Afghanistan: Expanding Affordable Access by Introducing Competition

    Afghanistan has transformed its telecommunications from a fragmentedsystem serving few people to a modern one putting Afghans in touch with one another and with the global economy—all in just a few years. After the war in 2002 there were only 2 telephones for every 1,000 Afghans, and communicating between provinces was almost impossible, even for the government. Recognizing that telecommunications would be critical to rebuilding the country, the government made developing the sector a high priority. It took early steps to promote private entry, focusing on getting the policy and regulatory framework right. Its efforts appear to have paid off.

Date last reviewed: January 27, 2017

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