Support to the Sustainable Development of the Public Utilities Sector (IADB-PN-L1145)

  • Panama
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
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Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Nov 10, 2017

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Project Description
The program's overall objective is to contribute to the sustainability of the energy sector and to increased coverage and improved management of water supply and sanitation (W&S) services, through a series of policy reforms aimed at strengthening and complementing the regulatory and institutional framework of the energy and W&S sectors. The specific objectives are to: (i) improve energy security through energy matrix diversification, energy efficiency, and regional integration; (ii) improve the financial and social sustainability of the energy sector and ease the fiscal burden, by reducing the cost of subsidies in the sector and targeting them more effectively; (iii) strengthen institutions in the areas of energy planning and purchasing; and (iv) improve interagency coordination in the W&S sector, with defined strategic planning and clear assignment of roles in all sector agencies. This loan operation is the first of two operations that are technically linked to each other and financed independently under the programmatic policy-based loan modality.
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