|Approval Date||20 May 2015|
|Signature Date||27 May 2015|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Nov 2015|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 Nov 2015|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||43010|
The proposed project is the first phase of the Power Sector Reform and Governance Support Programme (PSRGSP) in Tanzania. The PSRGSP is designed as a programmatic series of three consecutive general budget support operations (GBS) covering the three-year period 2014/15-2016/17, for a total indicative financing package of UA 100 million. The programme is a response to a request from GOT, dated March 2013, for the Bank to support its energy sector and PFM reform agenda. It builds on the Bank’s earlier Governance and Economic Competitiveness Support Programme (GECSP) Supplemental financing operation, approved by the Board in December 2013, for an amount of UA 38.41 million. The programme, has three components: (i) Strengthening the institutional framework and operational efficiency of the power sector; (ii) Enhancing competition and private sector participation in the power sector; and (iii) Improving governance through PFM reforms, with particular emphasis on strengthening procurement systems and reducing fiscal risks posed by parastatals.
The proposed operation aims at promoting inclusive growth and enhanced competitiveness through power sector reform and improved economic and financial governance. It aims to achieve this by addressing a major development challenge – the lack of adequate, reliable and affordable energy supply. The operational policy objective is to support on-going and planned GOT efforts to improve the operational efficiency, competitiveness and sustainability of the energy sector. It also aims to promote greater efficiency and effectiveness of the country’s PFM system, mainly by addressing weaknesses in procurement and debt management.
The direct beneficiaries of the programme include the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Energy and Minerals (Energy Division), TANESCO and EWURA. The Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) will also benefit through support for improving public procurement. In addition, the Tanzanian people will benefit from significant improvements in electricity service delivery and improved access and lower tariffs in the medium to long term due to improved energy mix and elimination of more expensive emergency power. These benefits will impact particularly the poor and will, therefore, have positive social and gender pay-offs.
African Development Fund
GOVERNMENT OF TANZANIA
|Last Update||31 Oct 2019|
|Country||Tanzania, United Republic of|