Madagascar - Energy Sector Reform Support Programme

Project Summary

Approval Date 25 Nov 2016
Signature Date 25 Nov 2016
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23220
Commitment U.A 13,770,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Programme to Support Energy Sector Reform (PARSE) in Madagascar is the first in a series of programmes that will support the strengthening of the energy sector as part of the Bank's intervention strategy for Madagascar, covering the period 2017 - 2021. The programme will support structural reforms to improve electricity supply, which will benefit vulnerable groups who do not have the financial resources to acquire back-up generators to be supplied with electricity during power outages. This program has two components: (i) the improvement of JIRAMA's governance framework and financial management; and (ii) the improvement of JIRAMA's production and quality of service. As a budget support operation, the implementation of the programme's reforms will provide the State with the necessary budgetary space to improve the provision of essential social services to the population, particularly in hospitals, schools and businesses. This will have a positive impact on the quality of health and education of the population and on job creation.

Project Objectives

The main objective of PARSE is to contribute to the elimination of constraints to the development of the electricity sub-sector in Madagascar, while creating favourable conditions for investment and inclusive growth. The specific objectives are as follows: (i) to contribute to the improvement of JIRAMA's performance (governance and financial management); and (ii) to improve the efficiency of JIRAMA production and service quality.


The direct beneficiary of the programme is JIRAMA. Indirect beneficiaries are people served with better quality electricity: households, whose living conditions will be improved, and socio-economic operators, whose activities will be more profitable. The final beneficiary of the programme is the whole population, not only the 15% of the population who have access to electricity, but also those who, thanks to improved services, could be connected to the grid.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Ministry of Finance and Budget (MFB)


IATI identifier 46002-P-MG-F00-002
Last Update 06 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name UMUBYEYI Angelique

Geographic Location

Country Madagascar
Coordinates Location Name
-20 47 Madagascar