Achieved Results and Value Added by Aspiro
Aspiro successfully assisted EBRD in providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Finance with the PPP capacity building, including enabling environment and guiding materials development and training.
Narrative description of the supervised Project and/or Context of the Project:
Despite the fairly large number of PPP projects in Montenegro as well as the development of a suitable legal framework, to date no specialised PPP unit has been established. The two institutions that have played a significant role in the promotion of PPPs is the Ministry of Finance and Montenegro’s Investment Agency. Given the rapidly growing number of projects in the pipeline and the lack of capacity of the dedicated institutions, as well as the EBRD expertise and past history of the EBRD technical assistance in the PPP sector in other countries in the region, the Ministry of Finance of Montenegro has requested the EBRD to assist with the PPP capacity in public sector including the review and upgrade of the existing institutional set-up and the provision of training. The EBRD designed a technical cooperation project aimed at providing PPP capacity building and PPP enabling environment assistance to the Ministry of Finance facilitating PPP projects identification, preparation and implementation. Phase 1 of the TC Project focuses on the PPP institutional capacity assistance while Phase 2 provides for the design of a PPP training programme for the Ministry and delivery of actual training. This assignment was designed to contribute to both phases of the TC Project. For the purposes of this Assignment, the EBRD engaged with Aspiro to prepare and deliver the training.
Description of actual services provided by the staff within the assignment:
- Engaging trainers with high credentials and relevant expertise
- Delivery of training based on the Manual / Step-by-Step Guideline, targeting key government officials in Montenegro
- Providing all logistics and preparations (venue, technical equipment, translation/interpretation, local transportation, catering, accommodation etc.) for a 2-day training organized in Montenegro
- Preparing reports on the planning and realisation of the training
- Supporting international experts from different countries for their logistics arrangements
“With the assistance of Aspiro, we successfully completed the training titled ‘Capacity Enhancement and Enabling Framework Development for PPPs and Concessions in Montenegro.’ Training was organized with a tailor-made training content fitting the needs of high-level government bureaucrats and all logistics arrangements were flawless.”
Alexei Zverev, Senior Counsel – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development