Last Updated:
28 Oct 2021

IPPs in Sub-Saharan Africa: Determinants of Success

Author: Anton Eberhard and Katharine Nawal Gratwic

This study analyses the outcomes of independent power projects (IPPs) across Sub-Saharan Africa. Approximately 20 such projects have taken root to date, concentrated mainly in 8 countries. A suite of country level and project level factors play a criticalrole in determining project success, chief among them: the manner in which planning, procurement and contracting are coherently linked, the role of development finance institutions along with the development origins of firms and credit enhancements.