Guidelines for Implementing Asset Recycling Transactions (Download PDF version) - Now Available!

This document provides a set of step-by-step guidelines (the Guidelines) for relevant authorities to monetize existing assets by recycling them through long-term concession or lease arrangements. The development of the Guidelines has been informed by best practices gleaned from programs implemented by various countries.  

The Guidelines are structured as follows: 

Guidelines for Legal and Commercial Structuring Options

The legal and commercial structuring of a project involves defining the ownership model for project implementation, including allocation of roles and responsibilities, and risks between the Relevant Authority and the private sector party. Project structuring also involves defining the key commercial terms for the transaction of the asset under consideration.

Key components

Find details of key components that the Relevant Authority should consider during their Project Preparation for Asset Recycling, as set out below:

Identifying the ‘greenium’: How UNDP is contributing to a more efficient cost of capital for developing countries

Global indebtedness has been growing in recent years and has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many developing countries are now facing the triple challenge of climate change, unsustainable debt burdens and COVID impacts. According to UNDP analysis: “Most vulnerable countries identified are not on the verge of a default, but rather risk facing a future of high economic and development costs of having to deal with large debt overhangs.

Emerging Market Green Bonds Report 2020: On the Road to Green Recovery

Key findings of this report:

The economic fallout caused by COVID-19 has greatly affected EMs, which will experience widely divergent recovery paths. Recovery measures could create significant opportunities for green and sustainability-related projects by prioritizing largescale public investment in green sectors and encouraging private sector investment through supportive policies.