Additional Financing for SAPP AREP Program - MDTF (WB-P163545)

  • Africa
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Mar 26, 2019
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.
Southern African Power Pool
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 8.50 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 Apr 4, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Feb 1, 2019

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to bank documnets, the project objective is to advance the preparation of selected priority regional energy projects in the Southern African Power Pool participating countries.

The project has three components:

  1. Projects Acceleration Team. This component finances the establishment of the Project Advisory Unit, or PAU that spearheads the preparation of the regional projects covering all the key functions (including technical and financial analysis; legal and transaction advice; environmental and social management; procurement; financial management; etc.). As part of its functions, PAU assesses and adjusts to the type of role it needs to play on a specific project, which may range from taking the lead on selected or all preparation activities to providing support to the concerned agencies and ensuring that preparation effectively serves the needs of project stakeholders.
  2. Project Preparation Funds. This component finances project preparation support activities, including technical, economic and financial feasibility studies; environmental and social assessments; preparation of legal documentation and financial transaction advisory services, especially related to commercial negotiations; stakeholder consultations. etc. Depending on the stage of the process, the funds are used independently or jointly with the funds of a project sponsor to advance project preparation.
  3. Regional Analytical Studies and Capacity Building. The funds in this component are to allow SAPP to engage with its members on regional planning issues and to support critical analytical work for advancing preparation of critical projects, including building a solid knowledge base for investment decisions and helping ensure long-term sustainability of investments. A key task is the preparation of the regional electricity master plan (SAPP Pool Plan) with a view to adjust investment decisions to the changing conditions of the regional power market and identify projects that remain high priority under all likely circumstances. Outputs of such studies and technical assistance activities are provided to the SADC Secretariat as part of the information flow to SADC Ministers with a view to informing policy decisions
Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

Contact Information
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World Bank:
Contact:Mirlan Aldayarov
Title:Senior Energy Specialist

Contact:Arsh Sharma
Title:Financial Analyst


Implementing Agencies
SAPP Coordination Center


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