Expanding Electricity to Low-Income Customers in Liberia

In 2011, GPOBA provided a grant to the local power utility, Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), to ensure broad-based and inclusive access to electricity and significantly improve living conditions among the poor in low-income households in Monrovia. This project was part of a larger greenfield effort, the Liberia Electricity System Enhancement project, backed by the International Development Association (IDA) to rebuild the power infrastructure in Monrovia and strengthen LEC. The OBA performance-based grant aimed to connect 16,806 households in 21 priority low-income communities (identified through geographic targeting) as well as provide reliable and affordable power.

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