Subsidy Funding | Activity Status: Closed

Improving Electricity Access in Monrovia, Liberia

Overview
GPRBA Daily Life Monrovia - Dominic Chavez
Daily Life in Monrovia; photo: Dominic Chavez / World Bank 

 

Objective: A decade and a half of successive armed conflicts in Liberia has devastated the national infrastructure, leaving access to basic services like electricity at practically zero. GPOBA supported, through at $10 million grant,  a project aimed at rehabilitating Monrovia’s power supply and rapidly expanding the roll-out of the network to a low-income households. Using an output-based aid scheme, the project was to help make access to electricity more affordable by subsidizing the connection cost and more inclusive by explicitly targeting the poor. 

Outputs: The project was successful in ensuring broad-based and inclusive access to electricity, and significantly improving living conditions among the poor. At project closing, a total of 17,165 low-income households (= 83,695 beneficiaries) were connected to electricity in 21 poor areas, exceeding the target of 16,806 households.

Results
16,739

Electricity connections

gprba beneficiaries
83,695

beneficiaries