Increased Access to Electricity Services

Project Summary

AT PIPELINE ENTRY:The overall development objective of the project is to develop and support initial implementation of a commercially-oriented and sustainable framework for increasing access to electricity and ICT services.AT WP INCLUSION:The global objective of this project is to assist Zambia in removing the barriers to renewable energy technologies to help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. The development objective is to develop a policy, regulatory, and institutional framework and support its initial implementation to increase access to electricity services.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Energy and Water Development
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
240,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,500,000 USD
Co-financing Total
71,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
426,600 USD
Total Cost 75,740,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
24 Jan 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
16 Apr 2003
Concept Approved
12 Jun 2006
Project Approved for Implementation
18 Apr 2008
Project closed
30 Jun 2015