41154-012: Energy Sector Capacity Building

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


Given Nepal's vast hydropower potential, the country's energy sector is poised to make a strong contribution to the country's economic development. But years of underinvestment in electricity generation have led to supply shortages. Investments have not kept up with growth in demand, which increases by 9%-10% annually. The Nepal Electricity Authority has performed poorly and incurred heavy financial losses. A poor regulatory environment has added to the sector's problems. Nepal's electricity ... Read More

Country Nepal
Project Number 41154-012
Type or Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Closed
Approval Number TA No. 7628
Approval Date 27 Oct 2010
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 600
Geographical Location Nepal
Sector Energy
Subsector Energy sector development and institutional reform
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)


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