Multinational - INGA Site Development and Electricity Access Support Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 20 Nov 2013
Signature Date 07 Jan 2014
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 44,409,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Inga Site Development and Electricity Access Support Project will contribute to finalise the Inga 3 Project preparation, and implement actions enhancing electricity access for the Central and Southern Africa regions. The Inga Project 3 entails implementing Grand Inga Phase A by developing a generating capacity of 4,800 MW on the Inga site, and building power transmission lines that supply the DRC and South Africa. Hence, this project is a continuation of the Bank’s previous support that led to the identification of an innovative approach which ensures the full developement of Inga's hydroelectric power potential and will contribute to promoting continental integration. This project is expected to facilitate the development of institutions and capacities to best structure the Inga 3 Project in order to select an investor-entrepreneur under a public private partnership. Improved access to electricity is also expected in the semi-urban aresa of Kinshasa and other provinces of the DRC as well as in Southern Africa. Implementation of the support project is expected to cover a period of five years for a total cost of UA 112.23 million.

Project Objectives

The project’s overall objective is to contribute to the full development of the Inga site and improve electricity access especially in the DRC and other countries of Central and Southern Africa. In more specifics, this project will help to finalise preparation for the Inga 3 Project which represents the first phase of the Grand Inga Project. Hence, it will build the DRC’s capacity to prepare and implement the Inga Project and its attendant measures related to electricity access, as provided for in the treaty signed with South Africa.


The project’s main beneficiaries are the DRC, which capacity in managing complex projects will be strengthened through CGI3 and ADEPI, the communities of the semi-urban areas of Kinshasa who will have greater access to electricity (comprising over 25,000 households in Kimbanseke), South Africa and Southern African countries which use these power transmission lines.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility
Cellule de Gestion d’Inga 3 (CGI3)


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-FA0-045
Last Update 28 Nov 2022


Contact Details

Name MUTSINZI Jean-Pierre

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-5.52689 13.6042 Inga III Dam