Multinational - Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG) Electricity Networks Interconnection Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 06 Nov 2013
Signature Date 28 Nov 2013
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2020
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Oct 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23010
Commitment U.A 22,705,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The project consists mainly in the construction of a high voltage interconnection network linking Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Other activities related to the construction of infrastructure are also envisaged, including the electrification of localities situated along the power line, capacity building for WAPP and the countries, conduct of studies on the planning and feasibility of hydroelectric power stations to strengthen energy trade and the project management. The project implementation will help complete the WAPP interconnection network and enhance power supply security by 290 MW.

Project Objectives

It will provide electricity coverage for 70% of them, among which 50% are women. It will create 5,000 direct jobs and 2,000 indirect jobs during the implementation period and 45 permanent jobs at the end of the project. It will provide 100% coverage during peak period for Sierra Leone and Guinea that normally have 1/3 coverage. The average electricity production cost per kilowatt/hour will reduce from more than 20 US cents in 2012 to 15 US cents in 2020. Education standards will improve in the area as more children will have access to electricity to study.


The project will benefit the populations, especially those living in the direct project impact area and the various sectors of the economy of the four countries.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Nigerian Trust Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-F00-046
Last Update 31 Oct 2019


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Geographic Location

Country Multinational