Comoros has a small and undiversified economy and the country’s infrastructure challenges, including water and healthcare, are vast.
The country does not have PPP specific laws or policies in place, however, there has been interest from the government to revisit this topic.
The National Investment Promotion Agency (NIPA) is the main government agency in charge of investment promotion. The facilitation and implementation of PPPs is part of NIPA’s mandate. It is an autonomous public institution created by Presidential Decree No. 08-063 as part of the Investment Code (2007) implementation. Facilitating and monitoring investments and thereby ensuring a link between the government and international investors falls within its core tasks.
Comoros’ experience with private participation in infrastructure is limited. As of 2015, Comoros has undertaken two PPPs in the energy (1998) and port sectors (2003). The energy PPP was cancelled.
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.