Benin - Energy Sector Budget Support Programme - Phase I (PASEBE I)

Project Summary

Approval Date 12 Apr 2017
Signature Date 13 Apr 2017
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23220
Commitment U.A 19,920,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Energy Sector Budget Support Programme - Phase I (PASEBE I) is the first phase of a programmatic sectoral budget support. It aims to improve electric power supply and electricity sub-sector governance in order to create conditions for inclusive and sustainable economic growth. By providing immediate response to curb selective power cuts, the programme will have a positive impact on economic growth and thus contribute to improving the population’s living conditions. The programme will also help to improve the quality of services offered by social infrastructure, such as access to medical services, water and education. Thus, the final beneficiaries of the programme are the population, who will enjoy better living conditions as a result of inclusive growth supported by a reliable energy sector. The expected outcomes are: (a) support for efforts made by the Government of Benin towards regular supply of electricity in the short term, by ensuring fuel supply to independent producers and (b) improvement of sector governance by supporting reforms that will in the medium term enable Benin to increase its national electricity production and have a tariff system that reflects the real costs of electric power.

Project Objectives

The programme’s main goal is to increase electric power supply so as to create appropriate conditions for more inclusive and sustainable economic growth. Its specific objectives are to: (i) support regular electric power supply; and (ii) improve sector governance.


The programme’s direct beneficiaries are Société Béninoise d’Energie Electrique (Benin Electric Power Company) SBEE and the Electricity Sector Regulatory Authority. The indirect beneficiaries are private sector operators, especially very small, small and medium-sized enterprises, mostly those developed by women and youths through more availability of electric power needed to properly operate their activities. Apart from the direct beneficiaries, the entire population of Benin will benefit indirectly from the programme’s significant socio-economic spinoffs, especially as a result of better public service delivery (health, education, drinking water, etc.), private sector development, job creation, and reduced urban insecurity.

Participating Organization

Ministère des Finances et de l'Economie
African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-BJ-FZ0-001
Last Update 27 Mar 2023


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Geographic Location

Country Benin
Coordinates Location Name
9.5 2.25 Benin
6.36736 2.4225 Cotonou