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Making power affordable for Africa and viable for its utilities (English)

Examination of the financial viability of power sectors in 39 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa shows that only two countries have a financially viable power sector, and only 19 cover operating expenditures. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 108555 OCT 01, 2016

Kojima,Masami; Trimble,Christopher Philip Disclosed

Gambia, The - Gambia Electricity Support Project : P152659 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR25018 SEP 23, 2016

Trimble,Christopher Philip

Financial viability of electricity sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa : quasi-fiscal deficits and hidden costs (English)

This paper studies the financial viability of electricity sectors in 39 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa using an approach similar to that in an earlier study, the Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7788 AUG 09, 2016

Trimble,Christopher Philip; Kojima,Masami; Perez Arroyo,Ines; Mohammadzadeh,Farah Disclosed

Who uses electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa ? findings from household surveys (English)

Analysis of household expenditure surveys since 2008 in 22 Sub-Saharan African countries shows that one-third of all people use electricity. As expected, users are disproportionately urban and rich. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7789 AUG 09, 2016

Kojima,Masami; Zhou,Xin; Han,Jeesun; De Wit,Joerie Frederik; Bacon,Robert W.; Trimble,Christopher Philip Disclosed

Political economy of power sector subsidies : a review with reference to Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Power sector subsidies in Sub-Saharan Africa are substantial and highly regressive. While subsidies can be quick, easy, and politically expedient to implement, they are equally quick to take root and challenging to remove. ... See More +

Working Paper 89547 JUL 01, 2014

Kojima, Masami ; Bacon, Robert ; Trimble, Chris Disclosed

Managing the balancing act : energy subsidies and energy affordability (English)

Many Europe and Central Asia (ECA) countries are faced with a difficult balancing act of cutting subsidies to the energy sector while protecting affordability for consumers. ... See More +

Brief 83946 NOV 01, 2013

Ruggeri Laderchi,Caterina; Olivier,Anne; Trimble,Christopher Philip Russian Disclosed

Managing the balancing act : energy subsidies and energy affordability (Russian)

Many Europe and Central Asia (ECA) countries are faced with a difficult balancing act of cutting subsidies to the energy sector while protecting affordability for consumers. ... See More +

Brief 83946 NOV 01, 2013

Ruggeri Laderchi,Caterina; Olivier,Anne; Trimble,Christopher Philip English Disclosed

Balancing act : cutting energy subsidies while protecting affordability (English)

The cost of energy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, as elsewhere, is an important policy issue, as shown by the concerns for energy affordability during the past harsh winter. ... See More +

Publication 76820 JUN 01, 2013

Olivier,Anne; Ruggeri Laderchi,Caterina; Trimble,Christopher Philip Disclosed

Rethinking electricity tariffs and subsidies in Pakistan (English)

Pakistan's electricity sector is in crisis: extended periods of blackouts persisted in 2010 and circular debt is increasing. Despite investments in generation capacity, electricity demand continues to exceed supply, with blackouts as long as 8-10 hours per day in cities and sometimes double that in rural areas, and is widely recognized as a severe obstacle to growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Policy Note 62971 JUL 01, 2011

Trimble, Chris; Yoshida, Nobuo; Saqib, Mohammad Disclosed