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Nepal - Energy Infrastructure Sector Assessment (English)

The purpose of this report is to identify how to maximize finance available to Nepal in the electricity sector. This report identifies financing needs and constraints for the energy sector in the short to medium term and outlines a road map for overcoming these constraints and seizing opportunities to gradually achieve a sectoral transformation. The report forms part of the World Bank Group’s Infrastructure Sector Assessment Program (INFRA-SAP).


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    Singh,Bipulendu Narayan, Shah,Lopa, Wang,Xiaoping - GEE06, Ma,Yuge

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    South Asia,

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    Nepal - Energy Infrastructure Sector Assessment

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    Water and Energy Commission Secretariat; Incremental Capital-Output Ratio; electricity sector; energy infrastructure; business as usual scenario; foreign exchange risk management; regulatory framework for electricity; institution need; private participation in infrastructure; IDA countries; average cost of supply; early stage of development; domestic private sector; subsidiary company; power purchase agreement; independent power producer; transmission and distribution; source of financing; initial public offering; foreign direct investment; gross domestic product; public investment management; interest during construction; private sector financing; international capital market; severe electricity crisis; share of investment; public sector entity; local financial institution; local capital market; financial sector specialist; independent regulatory agency; development of hydropower; international hydropower association; foreign debt financing; source income; renewable energy resource; domestic commercial bank; level of private; variable interest rate; capacity for electricity; commercial bank debt; local currency debt; profit before tax; increase tariff; foreign financial institution; domestic debt market; Letter of Credit; local institutional investors; retail electricity tariff; Access to Electricity; public sector utility; source of income; local currency terms; public sector agency; river basin plan; short-term treasury bill; gross national saving; foreign currency fluctuation; local commercial bank; Type of Investment; foreign currency risk; movement of worker; total market capitalization; high growth rate; Global Infrastructure Facility; national planning commission; power generation mix; energy sector financing; foreign currency borrowing; power sector investment; ex post evaluation; investment in electricity; public sector institution; financial viability; generation capacity; commercial financing; foreign investor; private investment; private finance; debt finance; contingent liabilities; binding constraint; long-term finance; contingent liability; long-term financing; capital expenditure; financial closure; infrastructure expansion; equity financing; small hydropower; reference scenario; risk perception; loan portfolio; hydropower sector; equity contribution; electricity trade; large hydropower; stock market; hydropower companies; short-term deposit; financing cost; financial health; load shedding; global experience; hydropower generation; risk allocation; hydro asset; hydro development; currency devaluation; project finance; underground work; project costing; international benchmarks; financing need; hydropower plant; equity capital; dry season; public debt; share capital; paradigm shift; capital fund; construction period; investment climate; political instability; Water Management; regulatory environment; annual investment; risk characteristic; local bank; regional electricity; international investor; wet season; company limited; multilateral development; projects lead; adequate electricity; hydropower investment; foreign partner; storage hydropower; active participant; lending institution; generation investment; local capacity; international level; payback period; investment forecast; long-term debt; public entity; investment requirement; government equity; development partner; investment program; investment amount; hydroelectric generation; water storage; state finance; multilateral donor; short-term financing; land acquisition; bond market; share market; government issue; fixed asset; Fixed Assets; debt limit; insurance companies; monetary policy; Energy Projects; political sensitivity; construction risk; political stability; private source; comparative advantage; chronic underinvestment; social issue; long-term loan; foreign employment; government security; fixed deposit; market condition; wind generation; investment volume; construction delay; government subsidy; common feature; hedge fund; equity investor



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Singh,Bipulendu Narayan Shah,Lopa Wang,Xiaoping - GEE06 Ma,Yuge

Nepal - Energy Infrastructure Sector Assessment (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.