Norwegian support to the Liberian energy sector Baseline study and RBM system
Liberia experienced from 1989 to 2003 a civil war that has led to a range of post‐conflict challenges; poverty and violence is widespread and people have limited access to basic services and infrastructure. Liberia’s rate of access to publicly provided electricity is close to zero, the lowest known rate of access in the world. The Norwegian support to Liberia’s energy sector was initiated in 2007 through funding to the Emergency Power Program (EPP) II. The cooperation was expanded in 2010 when Norway entered into 4 cooperation agreements related to electricity generation, distribution and transmission; energy planning and institutional development. The first part of this report presents a quantitative and qualitative description of the situation in the Liberian energy sector pre‐project implementation. These data have been gathered and systemized to allow for future cost‐benefit analyses and impact assessments. The second part of the report presents a system for Result Based Management (RBM) of the Norwegian supported energy projects in Liberia, including mechanisms for monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the projects.