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Regions:
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  • Africa
Banks:
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  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
Status: Approved
Bank Risk Rating: U
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Board Decision Date: 2016-12-13
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Sectors:
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  • Energy
Investment Amount (USD): $ 71.96 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD): $ 359.65 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.

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Original disclosure @ AFDB website
Updated in EWS: 2017-09-22
Disclosure Date: 2016-12-13
FACILITY FOR ENERGY INCLUSION
AFDB-P-Z1-F00-063

Project Description
The design, structuring, and implementation of an energy inclusion facility. The Facility will be focused on providing senior and mezzanine debt financing to small scale projects (on-grid, mini-grid and off-grid) with total costs less than USD 30 million and to distributed energy companies and other entities focused on off-grid energy solutions. The Facility will seek, through a stream-lined platform, to alleviate the barrier of high transaction costs faced by small scale projects and increase the flow of capital to the energy sector. While playing a catalytic role, the Facility will also seek to operate on a commercial basis.
Investment Description
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BALDERRAMA Fernando - PERN2 ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AfDB The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing crmuinfo@afdb.org, b.kargougou@afdb.org, b.fall@afdb.org, and/or s.toure@afdb.org. You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at https://www.afdb.org/en/independent-review-mechanism/.
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