Advanced PPP Projects
Kenya Pipeline Products
Kenya has a pipeline of 70 projects that will be funded and OR financed by public and private partnerships overseen by the Unit. There are currently 6 fast projects that are at different stages of procurement, government approval, review or under development
Message from Principal Secretary National Treasury
Kenya’s economic growth blueprint Vision 2030, aims for a globally competitive and prosperous country with a high quality of life for her citizens. Under the economic pillar of the Vision, infrastructure has been prioritized as a key enable of the vision. Our country must be a nation that firmly interconnected through a network of roads, railway, ports, airports, water ways and telecommunication.
Message from PPP Unit
The government of Kenya has always had strong partnerships with the private sector in various infrastructure projects.
In the power sector in particular, Independent Power Producers (IPPs) have strongly augmented government role of supplying modern energy to the country over the past two decades.
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ABOUT PPP UNIT
The PPP Unit is the ‘Centre of PPP Excellence in the Country’. The Unit is a specialized unit within the National Treasury, established under section 11 of the PPP Act of 2013. The main role of the PPP Unit is to serve as the secretariat and technical arm of the PPP Committee.
Further, the PPP Unit provides technical support (technical, legal& financial) to various government agencies (contracting authorities) keen to implement PPP projects. In this regard, the PPP Unit supports all the contracting authority right from project identification, through to phases of appraisal, procurement, negotiation, contracting and the operational phases.
Why PPPs /
The PPP Unit is a specialized unit within the National Treasury established under Section 8 of the PPP Act 2013.
Provision of public infrastructure (including power, roads, rail, sea and airports) and services (including water, health and sanitation) is a key mandate of governments world over. These public goods are a fundamental prerequisite for economic growth and development and the resultant higher standards of living.
Fiscal constraints experienced by many countries however, have resulted in ‘out of the box’ thinking as new and innovative financing approaches to provision of public infrastructure and services are developed to gradually supplement the traditional role of government as the primary provider of such infrastructure and services.
In Kenya, as in many other jurisdictions, the adoption of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) framework reflects the Government’s desire to improve the quality, quantity, cost-effectiveness and timely provision of much needed public infrastructure and services in Kenya through partnership with the private sector, local and international.
The private sector led provision of public infrastructure and services has the potential to offer enhanced value for money and enables the Government to use the private sector’s delivery and project completion expertise and capability for the benefit of the people.
Since 1996, Kenya has attracted private investments into the country’s economic infrastructure sectors including telecommunications, energy, transport, water and sewerage.
These investments have demonstrated both the commitment of Government of Kenya (GOK) to PPPs and the interest by private investors, lenders and operators in these sectors. However, these infrastructure investments occurred without a specific policy, legal and regulatory framework on PPPs.
GOK now has a clear PPP Policy and Legal Framework to guide and encourage implementation of PPP projects in the country. This context of a stable legal regime has seen many public agencies, both within the Central Government and County Governments identify many projects to be delivered through this novel financing model.
The PPP program in Kenya intends to open up even more sectors for private investment, which will augment government’s role in provision of modern infrastructure hence accelerated growth of the country.
To be the Centre of PPP Expertise in the region
To introduce and communicate PPP Policy, to develop PPP Practice and to take a key role in the sustainable delivery of PPP Projects in Kenya.
Core Values /
As an institution, the PPP Unit is guided by the following values;
- Commitment to Kenyan citizen welfare