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Bolivia - Decentralized Electricity for Universal Access Project (anglais)

Ratings for the Decentralized Electricity for Universal Access Project for Bolivia were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was moderately satisfactory, the Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was also moderately satisfactory. Some lessons learned included: the active involvement of departmental governments and municipalities proved to be instrumental in the successful implementation of the project through the provision of better information on the communities' requirements, poverty challenges, and the need and provision of additional financing. Also, since local interests are consistent with the long-term sustainability objectives of the rural electrification effort the involvement of local entities during this period is essential. An adequately designed bidding process has the potential of reducing subsidy requirements and, hence, maximizing the outcomes of a rural electrification project. The project experience confirmed that a competitive process that incorporates incentives to maximize the leverage of grant proceeds (e.g. the selection of bids based on the lowest subsidy requirement per unit) is an effective way of taking advantage of what the market can offer, and actually reduce subsidy requirements, while enhancing the scope of an electrification project. Rural electrification projects are, by nature, poverty reduction operations. The limited affordability of rural households in dispersed rural areas constitutes a major constraint that often requires the support of local governments. The local contribution to the financing of off-grid electrification projects should be carefully assessed taking into account household's affordability and local government's willingness and capacity to support such effort. A flexible design -in terms local contributions and levels of subsidy, adaptable to the conditions found in each community should help in maximizing the benefits of the electrification effort.


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    Bilan de fin d’exécution et de résultats

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    Amérique latine et Caraïbes,

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    Bolivia - Decentralized Electricity for Universal Access Project

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    Micro and Small Enterprises;Internal Economic Rate of Return;Economic Internal Rate of Return;Economic Opportunity Cost of Capital;performance of service provider;Administrative and Finance Unit;economic and financial analysis;stakeholder workshop;Access to Electricity;remote rural area;outputs by components;net present value;future energy consumption;Solar Home System;rural electrification effort;allocation of fund;service contract;greenhouse gas emission;poor rural household;Objectives and Outcomes;renewable energy equipment;traditional energy source;number of beneficiaries;renewable energy technologies;Oil & Gas;universal access policy;information and communication;Oil and Gas;benefits of electrification;financial management arrangement;number of connections;provision of good;private service provider;channels of communication;traditional energy resource;sense of ownership;subject to confirmation;international development agency;renewable energy installation;quality of energy;local contribution;public building;poor household;living condition;long-term sustainability;institutional weakness;solar system;beneficiary survey;project execution;discount rate;running cost;electricity service;communications device;environmental safeguard;adequate training;institutional environment;intermediate outcome;future consumption;high sensitivity;private-sector participation;competitive bidder;market study;demand curve;Market Studies;safety condition;household demand;adequate electricity;reorganization process;indigenous population;social impact;social safeguard;gender aspect;grid densification;annual operation;budget execution;environmental specialist;border price;management capacity;residential solar;transaction cost;investment cost;political will;kerosene lamp;solar panel;welfare benefit;benefits benefit;staff rotation;electricity access;satisfactory manner;procurement activities;cumbersome procedures;financial information;beneficiary assessment;carbon dioxide;large population;indigenous people;market information;transparent tenders;Indigenous Peoples;adequate incentives;public operator;responsive bidder;exogenous obstacle;contract compliance;defective equipment;public entity;results framework;external factor;hard copy;print shop;nominal income;social instability;sustainable electricity;internal approval;Exchange Rates;counterpart fund;project ratings;bilateral negotiation;limited capacity;social system;primary energy;Legal responsibility;electricity need;national strategy;important component;off-grid electrification;remote area;objective assessment;local interest;local entities;loan proceeds;political interference;market development;low-income people;health post;multiplier effect;rural business;sustainable business;global benefit;photovoltaic equipment;funds allocation;distribution company;household affordability;delivery model;field visits;contract design;operational sustainability;global environment;rural population;long-term commitment;political change;organizational condition;lack electricity;



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