The PPP/DIASPORA unit has two arms; the Diaspora Matters and Public Private Partnership matters.
The specialized unit is situated under the office of the Permanent Secretary due to the creation of the Public Private Partnership unit in line with the directive of the former Head of Service of the Federation in November 2012 to avoid bureaucracy and unnecessary delays
FUNCTIONS OF DIASPORA MATTERS
- Coordinates and facilitates all activities of Nigerian health professionals in Diaspora when in Nigeria.
- Collaborates with other MDAs, and all government and private health institutions on Diaspora matters.
- Develop programmes that would enable the Diaspora to transfer technical skills and be involved in healthcare management including management of health facilities.
- Encourage investment in healthcare and medical research.
- Promotes Nigeria as a competitive healthcare destination by the Diaspora.
- Keeps track of Nigerian Health Professionals in Diaspora and their activities in Nigeria through the creation of a website.
FUNCTIONS OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP MATTERS
- Identifying, prioritizing, selecting and developing framework for Public-Private Partnership Projects;
- Assessing the current status and performance of key infrastructure in the health sectors;
- Assessing the policy, legal and institutional environment for involving the private sector in the provision of infrastructure;
- Evaluating projects in the capital budget and suggesting those that can be undertaken through PPP;
- Ensuring that all PPP projects are included in the mid-term expenditure framework for continuity;
- Undertaking financial and credit risk assessment in all PPP transactions;
- Assessing, evaluating and managing post-contract activities;
- Assisting policy makers in developing the required strategies for increased private sector participation in infrastructure service, including contract monitoring; and
- Any other assignment relevant to the functions of the unit assigned by the management