Dissemination | Activity Status: Closed

Zambia: Evaluation of Household Connection Subsidy

Overview

This activity consists of four tasks:  

1. Lessons from the ongoing Electricity Access for Low-Income Households Project and recommendation on the scaling-up of the activities using similar approaches.  

2. Review of the connection fee subsidy.  

3. Needs assessment for complementary network reinforcement.  

4. Recommendation for OBA/RBF mechanisms for scaling up. This work will include a review of the current Rural Electrification Master Plan (2008-2030) and Strategic Plan (2014-2018), network planning capability, recommendations related to a geospatial-based electrification planning framework, a National Electrification Strategy/ Implementation Roadmap, and Investments Prospectus that will allow Rural Electrification AgencyZESCO to increase the access to electrification for rural households. 

Status

Closed.  The activity achieved its the deliverables as planned and the joint IDA-GPOBA scaleup project with the Rural Electrification Agency has been design, building on the World Bank and GPOBA work with ZESCO. The review of the Rural Electrification Master Plan, supported by this activity, has been helpful not only for the new project but also rural electrification overall.