PPP Development in Healthcare and Education
The Maldives wanted to develop a new PPP policy through the concept of learning by doing. It was good to see it really worked.
The Maldivian government, supported by the Asian Development Bank, wanted Rebel to answer two questions. How can we increase the involvement of private investors in infrastructure projects and how do we go about privatising existing institutions like a hospital, a rehab clinic and a school? The Maldivian authorities have made little use of private parties in the past. Projects often only involved a single private company. It was unclear whether they were getting value for money and they decided it was time for a change.
Tender process structure
The project offered an opportunity to introduce a more efficient approach to public-private partnerships, benefitting both the government and the taxpayer. The tender process for the hospital, the rehab centre and the school was structured in such a way as to achieve an open, transparent and competitive tender.
Developing policy along the way
This assignment was another example of how PPP policy, knowledge and know-how are best developed by tackling a concrete project on the ground. We were happy to see that learning by doing really works.
PPP and added value
We showed the Maldivian government how to create value through public-private partnerships. Rebel brought an added value to the enterprise by structuring the projects. We are convinced these types of project represent value for money and our experience in the field bears this out. We believe that private sector involvement improves public infrastructure and service. That is why we are always prepared to do our utmost to make PPPs happen.