eC2: Lighting Africa Central African Republic Off-grid Market Assessment

Deadline:   15-Feb-2021 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Solar-street-lights-in-Guinea1

CAR has considerable potential for renewable energy generation, especially solar. However, its market is underdeveloped. The primary objective of the assignment is to assess the market opportunities and challenges for adoption and scale up of off-grid solar solution market in Central African Republic. The findings and recommendations of this report will inform the Bank and other donor engagement in off-grid electrification.

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eC2: ENERCA – From recovery to sustainability strategy

Deadline: 02-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)solar-energy

The primary objectives of the assignment is to identify the actions necessary for ENERCA to achieve its recovery and development objectives and to secure private sector participation for its management. Five activities are envisaged at this stage: (i) Diagnostic and establishment of baseline indicators to monitor ENERCA performances (ii) Establishment of target indicators to be achieved in a three to five years horizon; (iii) Development of a financial plan for ENERCA; (iv) Development of a business plan for ENERCA including key actions to be implemented in a 3 to 5 year horizon. (v) Development different business development paths for ENRCA over the long term. Fluency in French is essential to carry out the assignment.
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IFC Reengagement with the Central African Republic’s Private Sector

This article was originally published on the IFC website.

As part its efforts to re-engage with the CASACentral African Republic, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, supported the organization of a five-day national forum on private sector development presided over by Catherine Samba-Panza, the country’s transitional Head of State. The forum was co-financed by IFC’s Conflict Affected States in Africa Initiative (CASA), which is supporting private sector growth in nine fragile countries in Africa (Burundi, CAR, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, South Sudan). CASA is supported by donor partners Ireland, the Netherlands, and Norway.

Workshops during the forum focused on forestry, mining and agriculture as key development sectors, and introduced a public-private partnership (PPP) model to infrastructure development. Other key issues discussed included taxation, investment incentives, women entrepreneurship, and inclusion in the regional economy. IFC has previously worked with public and private sector partners in the CAR to improve the investment climate and support small business growth, particularly in and around the capital, Bangui.

Jean Christophe Carret, World Bank Country Manager for the CAR, said, “The World Bank Group is open to re-engagement with key internal and external stakeholders in the CAR to promote private sector-led growth through support to the health and infrastructure sectors, including transport and energy.” The forum’s goals included identifying bottlenecks hindering the development of the private sector, and nurturing a new economic development approach for the country