Sierra Leone - Technical Assistance and Capacity Building support to Ministry of Energy & MCC

Project Summary

Approval Date 18 Dec 2013
Signature Date 25 Apr 2014
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2019
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 15124
Commitment U.A 449,000
Status Cancelled

Project General Description

The present project seeks to provide technical assistance to assist the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Secretariat to prepare bankable project proposals for energy, water and sanitation infrastructure development and policy and institutional reforms to aid the diversification of the country's sources of growth, for possible funding by the MCC. This support follows the U.S. Government's recent announcement of Sierra Leone's eligibility for the MCC mechanism, which could allow the country to benefit from $ 600 million of the Compact Grant for economic growth and poverty reduction stimulating projects. The project will have two interrelated components which are the following: Component 1 - Establishment of an Energy Resource Planning Unit (ERPU) within the Ministry of Energy (MoE): This component is aimed at providing technical assistance for the establishment of an Energy Resource Planning Unit within the MoE. Component 2 - Support for the MCC Compact Development and Submission Processes: The objective of this component is to support the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) to prepare bankable project proposals to finance energy, water and sanitation, and policy and institutional reforms for rapid economic growth and poverty reduction, for possible funding by the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

Project Objectives

The overall goal of the project is to strengthen the Ministry of Energy's institutional capacity and provide supplementary support for developing compact development proposals in line with MCC's Compact Grant eligibility qualification that GoSL recently attained.


The establishment of the ERPU will directly benefit the Ministry of Energy, the National Power Authority (NPA), Sierra Leone's Electricity Generation and Transmission Company, and Sierra Leone's Distribution and Supply Company. The project will also benefit private sector establishments or firms operating in the extractive industries, telecommunications, commerce, tourism, agro-processing and other sectors of the economy that will gain access to increased, reliable, and cost-efficient power supply. In the long term, the project will benefit all Sierra Leoneans through improved access to energy for the delivery of such basic social services as education and health as well as for domestic use.

Participating Organization

Fragile States Facility
Ministry of Energy and Water Resources


IATI identifier 46002-P-SL-KF0-009
Last Update 03 Oct 2022


Contact Details

Name IBRAHIM Amadou

Geographic Location

Country Sierra Leone
Coordinates Location Name
8.45774 -13.23714 Freetown