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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Cameroon
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
Bank Risk Rating: B
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Board Decision Date: 2014-03-14
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Borrower or Client: Actis Energy Generation Holdings N.V.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Potential Rights Impacts:
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  • Cultural Rights
  • Healthy Environment
  • Housing & Property
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Labor & Livelihood
  • Right to Food
  • Right to Health
  • Right to Water
Investment Amount (USD): $ 36.40 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.

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Original disclosure @ MIGA website
Updated in EWS: 2017-06-22
Disclosure Date: 2014-02-20
Dibamba Power Development Corporation

Project Description
Project description This summary covers an equity investment by Actis Energy Generation Holdings N.V. of the Netherlands in Dibamba Power Development Corporation in Cameroon. The investor has applied for a MIGA guarantee of €27 million ($36.4 million equivalent) for a period of up to 20 years against the risk of breach of contract. The project involves the acquisition and potential expansion of the 86 megawatt Dibamba heavy fuel oil power plant. Actis will acquire the shares of the independent power producer held by AES.  Dibamba Power Development Corporation (DPDC) is currently owned 56 percent by AES and 44 percent by the government of Cameroon. AES Sonel is the sole off-taker of electricity produced by DPDC under a 20-year tolling agreement. The potential for expansion of the facility or conversion of the facility to run on gas is currently being considered. Environmental Categorization The project is a category B under MIGA’s Policy on Social and Environmental Sustainability. Click here to view the Environmental and Social Review Summary. Development Impact Energy shortages and the high cost of electricity have slowed growth in Cameroon for the past 15 years, with an estimated loss in GDP growth of 1 to 2 percent each year. According to the World Bank’s 2007 Investment Climate Assessment, two thirds of manufacturing firms cite power deficiencies as a constraint to doing business, leading to losses as high as five percent of production value on average. The investment will ensure continued operation of DPDC and boost its overall efficiency and reliability. MIGA’s proposed support for this investment is aligned with the Agency’s strategic priorities of supporting investments into complex infrastructure projects and countries eligible for concessional financing from the International Development Association.
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