TZ-Rural Electrification Expansion Program (WB-P153781)

  • Tanzania
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 21, 2016
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 225.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 14, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Apr 11, 2016

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Project Description
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The development objectives of Rural Electrification Expansion Project for Tanzania are: (a) to increase access to electricity in rural areas; and (b) to scale-up the supply of renewable energy in rural areas while strengthening sector institutional capacity. The Rural Energy Agency (REA) and the private sector are implementing the National Rural Electrification Program (NREP), the government program, during 2013–2022, as outlined in the Prospectus. The Government of Tanzania (GoT) plans to achieve about 1.3 million connections in rural areas (including public facilities), increasing the average access rate to electricity (both urban and rural) from the current 24 percent to 35 percent by 2022. This Program-for-Results (PforR) aims to support three of the electrification avenues of the NREP identified in the Prospectus: (i) grid extension; (ii) off-grid electrification; and (iii) within the category of offgrid electrification, renewable technologies, including solar photovoltaic (PV). This program is strategically relevant and fully aligned with TDV 2025. This PforR will support the government in implementing the NREP based on these existing plans and will support the targets to be determined in the more detailed Master Plan, as the government adopts and implements it over time. It supports a subset of the NREP, consisting of a time slice of the grid investments outlined in the Prospectus (2016–2022) and the off-grid investments and distributed technologies by the private sector, implemented by the REA. In addition, PforR will support the joint efforts of the GoT and Development Partners (DPs) in strengthening the capacity of the relevant sector institutions.
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Borrower/Client/Recipient Contact: Dr. Servacius B. Likwelile Title: Permanent Secretary, Tel: +255 22 2111174-6 Email: Implementing Agencies Contact: Mr. Lutengano Mwakahesya Title: Director General, Rural Energy Agency (REA) Tel: +255 22 2412001/3 Email: ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at:

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