53. Impact Evaluation and Implementation Completion Report for the Investment Promotion and Financing Facility (IPFF) Project

• Contracting Organization: Bangladesh Bank (financed by World Bank)

• Start Date: August 2016

• End Date: October 2016

To accelerate private sector growth through the provision of term financing for infrastructure development and the promotion of domestic financial capacity structures using Public-Private Partnerships (PPP).

Methodology and activities performed
Two studies were carried out, one for impact assessment and the other for completion of the project, as required by the World Bank. Field visits were carried out to a sample of selected infrastructure investment projects, on the basis of which case studies were drafted. Different surveys were also conducted among the different types of actors involved in the project.

The project’s development objective of accelerating private sector-led growth by providing long-term financing was achieved. The studies served as input for the design and approval of a new World Bank loan to Bangladesh on the same theme.