Swaziland - Technical Assistance aimed at promoting investment in the electricity supply industry to expand reliable energy supplies and enhance the country’s electricity access rate

Project Summary

Approval Date 08 Dec 2014
Signature Date 08 Jun 2015
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 01 Oct 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23230
Commitment U.A 717,652
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Energy Sector Support Project is designed by the Kingdom of Swaziland with the support of the African Development Bank. This project consist of the following components: (i) Develop and implement a comprehensive a wind and solar resource measurement program for the country with the main aim of producing solar and wind resource maps and atlases and capacity building in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy; (ii) Review and Update of the National Energy Policy and the National Energy Policy Implementation Strategy; and (iii) Prefeasibility study of a potential cascading hydro power scheme on the Ngwempisi River.

Project Objectives

The main objectives of this project are to support investment in electricity supply infrastructure; this will improve the security of energy supply and improve the rate of access to electricity, thus helping the country achieve its Vision 2022 goals.


The project will benefit the Government of Swaziland and energy sector stakeholders.

Participating Organization

Middle Income Countries Fund
Government Of Swaziland
Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy / Energy Department (DoE)


IATI identifier 46002-P-SZ-FF0-001
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


Contact Details

Name MOLEPO Seaga Abram
Email s.molepo@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Eswatini
Coordinates Location Name
-26.5 31.5 Swaziland