Tanzania - Power Sector Reform and Governance Support Programme Phases II and III

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Dec 2016
Signature Date 19 Dec 2016
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 15124
Commitment U.A 50,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

Programs II and III for Supporting Reforms and Governance in the Electricity Sector combined aim to support the Tanzanian Government's efforts to address the challenge of sufficient, reliable and affordable electricity. This combined operation, which aligns with the first phase of the intervention, will continue to help address the associated challenges in Public Financial Management (PFM), building on the achievements of past and ongoing interventions. of the Bank in this sector. The project is also helping to address the fiscal risks posed by public enterprises, through support for public procurement and debt management reforms. Specifically, the intervention is to support public sector reforms in the electricity sector, in particular measures to enhance the economic and financial viability of the electricity sector and to encourage the participation of the electricity sector. private sector. Particular emphasis is placed on two key areas of PFM, namely (i) continued improvement of procurement systems; and ii) mitigating the risks to fiscal stability posed by parastatals through better debt management.

Project Objectives

The main objective of the operation is to promote inclusive growth and economic competitiveness, through energy sector reform and improved economic and financial governance. It is specifically about helping Tanzania meet its development challenges, transforming the energy sector into a financially and commercially viable, technically efficient sector, and capable of providing consumers with a reliable and affordable source of electricity.


Direct beneficiaries include the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (Energy Division), the Ministry of Finance (Debt Management, Procurement Policy), TANESCO and EWURA. PPRA will also benefit by supporting improved public procurement. The indirect beneficiaries are Tanzanians, due to the considerable improvement in the supply and accessibility of electricity service, as well as the lowering of medium-term tariffs linked to the improvement of the energy mix and the elimination of more expensive emergency electricity.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Ministère des Finances en étroite collaboration avec le Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources minières


IATI identifier 46002-P-TZ-KA0-002
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Email e.okudzeto@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tanzania, United Republic of
Coordinates Location Name
-6.82349 39.26951 Dar es Salaam