Brief on IFC's PPP advisory support to the government of Liberia in the design and tendering of a five-year management contract for the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), the electricity utility in the capital city of Monrovia.
With the assistance of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Government of Liberia awarded a five-year management contract for the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) to Manitoba Hydro International (MHI) of Canada in 2010. With the support of donors, including USAID, Norway, the World Bank and the European Union, the contract aims to rebuild the electricity system in Monrovia and significantly expand access to electricity while improving the operational and financial performance of LEC. One boost to improving collections and increasing connections is the introduction of pre-paid metering. As many literate, educated people fled the country during the war, an ongoing challenge is building the local capacity necessary to...
A Continental Perspective
This study is a product of the Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic (AICD), a project designed to expand the world’s knowledge of physical infrastructure in Africa. The AICD provides a baseline against which future improvements in infrastructure services can be measured, making it possible to monitor the results achieved from donor support. It also offers a solid empirical foundation for prioritizing investments and designing policy reforms in Africa’s infrastructure sectors.
The focus of the AICD country reports is on benchmarking sector performance and quantifying the main financing and efficiency gaps at the country level. These reports are particularly relevant to national policy makers and development partners working on...