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Colombia - Regulatory Reform Technical Assistance Loan Project (English)

Ratings convey a satisfactory project outcome, likely sustainability, and substantial institutional development impacts, achieved through satisfactory performances by both the Bank and Borrower. Lessons relating to policy issues indicate private sector participation in infrastructure is not a goal on its own, but rather an effective tool to increase the quantity, and improve the quality of infrastructure and public services. It is further highlighted that private sector participation and an efficient sector operation are better achieved when there is a clear platform of appropriate regulatory, and competition framework. Lessons related to project design issues, stipulate a demand-based technical assistance project, covering many sectors and cross-sectoral issues is a preferred option over a design with predefined activities. In this case, it provided flexibility to accommodate priorities within the defined criteria. This flexible design was essential to facilitating the transition between administrations. As for lessons relating to implementation issues, it is suggested the learning process promoted by this technical assistance loan improved institutional capacity among National Government agencies, several municipal governments, and, investment banking firms and consulting firms are also familiar with these privatization procedures. This resulted in shorter periods for awarding concessions, smoother processes, lower costs in structuring projects, and overall better rules for private participation.


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    Latin America & Caribbean,

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    Colombia - Regulatory Reform Technical Assistance Loan Project

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Colombia - Regulatory Reform Technical Assistance Loan Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.