The Municipal Public-Private Partnership Framework - Module 2: Project Concept Assessment

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Project selection is critical to ensuring that limited municipal government resources are invested to their maximum effect. This entails obtaining and evaluating data on a project’s technical, financial, and legal viability. At the same time, completing a full feasibility study can be costly, such that it is beneficial to undertake a preliminary assessment of a project’s potential based on more limited information before conducting such a study.

This module is intended to help practitioners make an initial assessment of project feasibility as a PPP, based on core project characteristics set forth in Module 3: Project Concept Note. Within each section, there are a series of positive statements that, if true, indicate that the project may be suited for delivery as a PPP. Linked to each of these statements are a series of questions designed to help practitioners identify key pieces of information about the project that need to be known and, depending on the response, determine if it is realistic and desirable to proceed with the project. It is not expected that detailed information on all of the topics covered will be available at this early stage but rather that considering the type of information a feasibility study would need to produce, and the foreseeable or likely results will help practitioners determine if it is reasonable to undertake a feasibility study.