Title: Guidance Note for the Public-Private Partnerships Fiscal Risk Assessment Model (PFRAM) 2.0 (IMF and WB. 2016)

Language: English

Type: Document

Nature: Guidelines

Published: September 1, 2019

Region: Global

Country: Global / Non-Specific

Keywords: Knowledge Lab, Fiscal risk


Document Summary:

The Public Fiscal Risk Assessment Model, PFRAM developed by the IMF and the World Bank Group (WBG), is an analytical tool to assess fiscal costs and risks arising from public-private partnership (PPP) projects. It is designed to assist governments in assessing fiscal implications of PPPs, as well as in managing these projects in a proactive manner. Since it was launched in April 2016, PFRAM has been used in the context of IMF and WBG technical assistance, as well as by country authorities (for example, PPP units in Ministries of Finance, public corporations) to better understand the medium- to long-term fiscal implications of PPPs.

Document Details:

Building on experience gathered from developers and users, this user manual describes a new version of the tool, PFRAM 2.0. The new version improves the user interface making it easier to understand by non-PPP experts and extends the tool’s coverage and functionalities. This document describes the scope of PFRAM 2.0 and its functionalities, discusses the core concepts underpinning the tool, and presents examples that apply PFRAM 2.0 to specific PPP projects and a simple portfolio.

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Updated: March 28, 2022