Private Sector Development

  • Africa Region –Program of Workshops on Risk Mitigation Needs and Solutions in Africa – Led a series of workshops across Africa on financial tools available to engage the private sector and attract private sector financing on PPP and other projects (AfDB, 2012-Present)
  • Africa Region – Needs Assessment for Risk Mitigation in Africa – Conducted a demand-side analysis of the need for risk mitigation in Africa by surveying government officials, insurance providers, investors, NGOs, and other stakeholders on risks and perceived risks in Africa (AfDB, 2012)
  • Africa Region – Independent Review of AfDB’s Non-Sovereign Operations – Reviewed the AfDB’s non-sovereign operations (NSO) portfolio based on comprehensive interviews and a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the portfolio’s investments in projects, including promoting private sector development (AfDB, 2011-2012)
  • Azerbaijan – Training on Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships – Conducted a training needs assessment and led training for government officials to introduce basic PPP concepts, approaches, methods, and techniques translated to the Azerbaijani context (World Bank, 2012)
  • Bolivia – Assignment to Develop Simplified Procedures for Business Registration in Bolivia – Identified bottlenecks and unnecessary layers of procedures related to the registration of businesses and licensing in eight major municipalities in Bolivia and developed strategies and options to reduce and/or eliminate these processes in order to simplify the procedures for registering and licensing businesses (IFC, 2007)
  • Burkina Faso – SOBFEL Fruit and Vegetable Processing Facility Feasibility Study – Conducted a cost-benefit analysis of investing in a value-added fruit and vegetable processing facility, including a market assessment and business strategy, assessment of production capacity and equipment requirements, and an impact assessment for SOBFEL, a PPP created to improve market development for fresh and processed fruits and vegetables in Burkina Faso (USTDA, 2011-2013)
  • Burkina Faso -Technical Assistance for the Development of a Strategy to Promote the Bagré site – Developed a strategy to increase economic activity through private investment, generate employment and enhance agricultural production in the Bagré Growth Pole. This included structuring viable transactions in the area and providing technical assistance for the identification and selection of private investors (World Bank and Maison de l’Entreprise du Burkina Faso, 2013-2014)
  • Cameroon –Elaboration of the National Strategy for Private Sector Development – Developed a national strategy for encouraging private sector development, including the facilitation of public-private partnerships (Cameroon Privatization Commission, 2008)
  • Cape Verde – Study on the Impact of Privatization from 1993 to 2005 – Reviewed and assessed the impact of privatization in Cape Verde on the following sectors: utility, financial, transportation, manufacturing, hotels, food import and distribution, agribusiness/fishery, petroleum distribution, and construction (World Bank, 2006)
  • Costa Rica – Business Plan for the Development of a Sculpture Park – conducted a feasibility analysis and evaluation of the client’s proposed sculpture park development plan, which included the operation of a museum. The main objective of this project was to determine the local demand for a
    sculpture park and to determine whether the proposed operation of the park was financially feasible without the need for external financing (Las Tierras de Espinal/ Garnier & Garnier, 2014)
  • Georgia –Privatization Assessment Program –Conducted a privatization program for a large number of SOE’s in telecommunications, postal services, radio and television, railways, water and sanitation, ports and airports, gas distribution pipelines, and roads with the goal to modify the institutional and legal framework in order to enhance the efficiency and transparency of privatization transactions and attract the necessary capital to finance economic growth (World Bank, 1998-2000)
  • Global (USA, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nepal, Benin, Lesotho. Other locations TBD) – Capacity Building and Early-Stage Project Identification and Screening Services for Public-Private Partnerships – Engaged by the MCC to assist the home office and country partners on building capacity for developing PPPs and identifying early-stage potential PPP transaction opportunities in several MCC Compact countries (Millennium Challenge Corporation, 2014-2016).
  • India – PPP Curriculum Development and Training-the-Trainers – in association with eGen, assisted the Department of Economic Affairs in developing curriculum and content for courses aimed at enhancing core PPP skills among a diverse range of staff and training a cadre of trainers to teach the course content and curriculum (World Bank, 2009)
  • Indonesia – Indonesia Infrastructure Initiative Technical Advisory Services through the Indonesia Infrastructure Initiative (IndII) Consultant Pool – awarded an Indefinite Quantity Contract to deliver infrastructure project management, policy and regulatory reforms related to PPP, and infrastructure enhancement grants (SMEC International, 2009-2011)
  • Global – A Global Overview of the Emergence of Local / Regional Investors and Operators in Infrastructure Provision – Conducted a study on the global overview of the emergence of local / regional investors and operators in infrastructure provision (World Bank, 2004)
  • Ivory Coast -Study on the Competitiveness of Enterprises in Ivory Coast – Analyzed and evaluated the current economic competitiveness of small and medium-size enterprises in relation to national and international competitors and developed a set of recommendations to help reduce the constraints the enterprises face and increase their capacity to enhance competitiveness (Unité de Coordination du projet d’Appui à la Revitalisation et à la gouvernance des PME (PARE-PME), 2013-2014)
  • Kuwait – In-House Consultancy Support and Capability Building Services for PPP Projects – Provided in-house consultancy support and capability building services to the Kuwait Partnerships Technical Bureau (PTB) for PPP projects. IOS’ mandate included the provision of financial advisory services relative to PTB’s current and future infrastructure PPP projects, including car parks, waste-to-energy, wastewater treatment plants and healthcare facilities (Formerly Booz and Co./ Partnerships Technical Bureau of Kuwait (PTB), 2013-2014)
  • Madagascar – Rural Telephony Component of the Second Project for Private Sector Development – Defined a strategy to improve communication services between Madagascar and the international community, as well as within Madagascar itself, while also promoting the development of new technologies (World Bank, 2004-2005)
  • Qatar – Private Sector Development Strategy – hired to support the Booz & Company team to develop a Private Sector Development Strategy for the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee (Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, 2013)
  • Senegal – Mid-Term Evaluation of USAID Senegal’s IRG Managed Economic Growth Program – Assessed and evaluated the progress made by International Resources Group to date in order to identify areas for improvements in the Economic Growth Program, including business development services, PPP and policy reforms. Recommended needed corrective actions to facilitate the attainment of the planned results (USAID, 2009)
  • Senegal – Prefeasibility Study for the Cité des Affaires de l’Afrique de l’Ouest – Conducted a technical prefeasibility study examining the strengths and weaknesses of regulatory, environmental, social, geomorphologic, and investment characteristics, financial prefeasibility, legal and regulatory analysis, and initial project realization planning, including the selection of a private operational partner, for the international business “City”, called “Cité des Affaires de l’Afrique de l’Ouest” (West African Business City) (APIX, 2009-2010)
  • Serbia – Buy-Side Technical and Financial Advisory Services related to the privatization of DDOR Novi Sad Insurance Company – served as technical and financial advisors to KBC Insurance as they considered purchasing majority capital in DDOR Novi Sad, the second largest insurance company in Serbia (KBC Insurance – Belgium & Bastion Group, 2006)
  • West & Central Africa – PPP Project Identification and Financing Strategies – Conducted technical and economic assessments, assessed land rights, identified supporting infrastructure, and led feasibility studies for a BOT toll road/bridge in Cameroon, corridor development in Senegal, extension of Douala airport, and development of a deep water port in Kribi (InfraCo, 2008)
  • Yemen – Plan of Actions for the Development and Management of Aden Port – Aden Free Trade Zone – Aden Airport – Elaborated a plan of concrete actions focusing on Aden Port, Aden Free Trade Zone and Aden Airport to guide the Government through the needed strategic choices and reform processes, as well as allocate specific tasks and activities to the different parties and organizations involved in the development of Aden (WB, 2014-2015)