Guinea-Bissau - Bissau City Electricity Supply Improvement Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 08 Jul 2015
Signature Date 16 Nov 2015
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 13,300,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Bissau City Power Supply Improvement Project (PASEB) is part of the the electricity sector investment and capacity building program consistent with the Guinea Bissau's Strategic and Operational Plan for 2015-2020. It aims to enhance access to, and improve electricity supply in Bissau city.

Project Objectives

The project will contribute to the strengthening of the country’s resilience since, as described in the study on the country's fragility, "Government's weaknesses are exacerbated by a chronic lack of infrastructure. Equitable access to basic infrastructure services such as electricity is a means to increase the government's legitimacy establishing trust between the government and its citizens, and enhancing the inclusiveness of growth". More specifically, the project will (i) reduce 22 to less than 2, the number of daily electricity outages in Bissau related to the poor condition of the distribution network; (ii) reduce the rate of overall losses in Bissau from 47% to 20%; and (iii) strengthen the commercial management and governance of the National Society of Electricity and Water Corporation (EAGB).


The direct beneficiaries of the project, in addition to the EAGB, are the 31,000 existing suscribers whose facilities will be rehabilated, the 10,500 new suscribers who will be connected as well as other Bissau residents who will benefit, among other advantages, of the public lighting.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Guinea-Bissau


IATI identifier 46002-P-GW-FA0-004
Last Update 04 Dec 2022


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Geographic Location

Country Guinea-Bissau
Coordinates Location Name
12.16667 -14.71667 Bafata
11.86357 -15.59767 Bissau
12.28 -14.22222 Gabu Sector