Study on the development of rural and peri-urban electrification in West Africa

Overall Objective
The overall objective is to develop a Master Plan for rural and peri-urban electrification in West Africa.
Specific Objectives
More specifically, the purpose of this study for West Africa is to:
  • Determine the current state of rural and peri-urban electrification in each country;
  • Put forward a proposals on current and future needs;
  • Define the sustainability of programmes and projects, and develop a short, medium and long-term finance plan; and
  • Propose a regional coordination mechanism for the implementation of the proposed electrification scheme.
Expected outcomes
The Consultant is expected to achieve the following results:
  • The current state of rural and peri-urban electrification has been prepared for each ECOWAS Member State;
  • The criteria for the selection of the localities to be electrified;
  • Needs and mode of financing;
  • Classification based on priority programmes and projects to be financed;
  • List of projects to be financed by the private sector and the method to be adopted;
  • Nature of a possible regional coordinating structure.

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