Multinational - Financial Modeling for the Extractive Sector (FIMES) in Transitional Countries

Project Summary

Approval Date 27 Dec 2019
Signature Date 27 Dec 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Commitment U.A 1,000,000
Status Cancelled

Project General Description

The present project concerns the Financial Modeling for the Extractive Sector (FIMES) in Transitional Countries. It’s designed because Africa’s transitional countries need to build state capacity to mobilise revenues from natural resource investments in order to address reconstruction, infrastructure and socio-economic priorities. The FIMES project will equip transitional countries with the right skills and knowledge to enhance domestic resource mobilisation for accelerated growth and sustainable development. The FIMES project will train policymakers responsible for the extractive sector to realise greater returns from natural resource investments in their countries.

Project Objectives

The main objective of the FIMES project is to enhance the ability of governments in the focal countries to improve domestic resource mobilisation from the extractive sector using financial modeling. More specifically, the project will: a) build and enhance the capacity of government institutions to use financial modeling of extractive projects to inform strategy setting, negotiate contracts and concessions, design fiscal regimes, carry out risk assessments, and inform budget forecasts; b) improve governments’ access to data needed to input into the financial models and capacity to interpret and analyse them in a manner consistent with fiscal requirements; c) support extractive sector regulatory structures and the coordination mechanisms within national governments to maximise the impact of financial modeling on resource revenue management; d) enhance the overall capacity of state regulatory agencies to forecast and monitor revenues from extractive industry projects and investments; e) guide decision-making in the review of national mining or petroleum legislation and policies.


The eight beneficiary countries of the project are: Guinea, Liberia, Niger, Mali, Madagascar, South Sudan, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe.

Participating Organization

Fragile States Facility
African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-KZ0-041
Last Update 09 Dec 2022


Contact Details


Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
6.30054 -10.7969 Monrovia
-17.82772 31.05337 Harare
12.65 -8 Bamako
-19 29.75 Zimbabwe
8.45774 -13.23714 Freetown
8.5 -11.5 Sierra Leone
7.5 30 South Sudan
-20 47 Madagascar
18 9 Niger
6.5 -9.5 Liberia