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Tonga

PPP Indicators

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Project Name Sector Financial Closure Year Investment ($US Million)
Shoreline Power Electricity 2000 $7.00
Tonga/Meridian Popua Solar Plant Electricity 2011 $6.40
Project Name Sector Financial Closure Year Investment ($US Million)
Tonga/Meridian Popua Solar Plant Electricity 2011 $6.40
Shoreline Power Electricity 2000 $7.00
Project Name Sector Financial Closure Year Investment ($US Million)
Shoreline Power Electricity 2000 $7.00
Tonga/Meridian Popua Solar Plant Electricity 2011 $6.40
Project Name Sector Financial Closure Year Investment ($US Million)
Tonga/Meridian Popua Solar Plant Electricity 2011 $6.40
Shoreline Power Electricity 2000 $7.00

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 2015-2016

PPP Framework

Agencies

No dedicated PPP unit. Past PPPs were implemented by the Ministry of Finance and relevant line ministries

A number of laws and regulations govern PPPs in different sectors.

Laws and policies

No dedicated PPP Law.

Resources

    • 2010

    Tonga Strategic Development Framework 2011-2014

    The Tonga Strategic Development Framework (TSDF) draws on the consultative process for the NSPF and the new debates that have taken place leading up to, and since, the recent elections. By fine tuning the original six national objectives, and adding three new ones recognising the importance of education, improved governance, and a safe and secure society, the present administration has brought the TSDF up to date to current conditions in the Kingdom.

    • 2015
    • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

    Country Brief for Tonga

    Pacific Risk Resilience Program

    A UNDP Pacific Risk Resilience Program on the major issues facing Tonga. 

    • 2012
    • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

    Continuing Reform to Promote Growth

    Update of the Private Sector Assessment for Tonga

    In 2008, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) published Transforming Tonga: A Private Sector Assessment (PSA), which found that Tonga had registered negative productivity growth for an extended period. Following discussions between ADB and the government on the PSA recommendations, Tonga embarked on a far-reaching private sector-oriented reform program. It aimed at improving the Tongan business environment to encouraging private sector investment and entrepreneurship. In the area of business law reform, a comprehensive amendment to the Companies Act was passed in 2009, and an electronic registry is being installed, which will reduce the cost of starting businesses. In 2010, a Personal Property Securities Act was passed, and a supporting...

    • 2009
    • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

    Finding Balance: Making State-Owned Enterprises Work in Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga

    State-owned enterprises (SOEs) place a significant and unsustainable strain on the economies of Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga. They absorb large amounts of scarce capital on which they provide very low returns. This study reveals the core levers of SOE reform and the rapid progress that can be made in implementing them where the political will to do so exists. While the study focuses on three countries that are heavily involved in SOE reform and have broadly similar SOE portfolios and legislative frameworks, the core lessons from their experience are applicable throughout the Pacific region.

    • 2014
    • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

    Finding Balance. Benchmarking the Performance of State-Owned Enterprises in Island Countries

    This is the fourth comparative study of SOE performance in the Pacific undertaken by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the first to include island countries from the Atlantic Ocean (Republic of Cabo Verde, or “Cabo Verde”), the Caribbean (Jamaica), and the Indian Ocean (Mauritius). This expansion of the study was specifically requested by the Pacific island countries to provide a more global benchmark for their SOE sectors. The study assesses SOEs’ impact on the participating countries’ economies, and identifies key performance drivers and reform strategies to guide future policy action. A key theme is finding the balance between the roles of the public and private sectors.

Date last reviewed: January 25, 2017

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