Sierra Leone - Electricity Reform Sector

Metadata Updated: April 21, 2022

The Sierra Leone Threshold Program (THP) external evaluation contains two primary components. The first, a performance evaluation of water, electricity and regulator sectors and the second, an evaluation of a specific activity in the water sector. The first component incorporates information and data from the Water Sector Reform Project (WSRP), the Electrictiy Sector Reform Project (ESRP) and the Regulatory Sector Refrom Project (RSP) into a performance evaluation (Evaluation Questions (EQs) 1-8). The evaluation questions below explore electricity related issues, activities, outcomes, and impacts.

  1. Were the Activities/Sub-Activities implemented as designed? What were the challenges and successes in implementing the reform activities in the sectors?

  2. To what extent did the Projects/Activities accomplish the desired outputs and outcomes outlined in the program logics? For the ESRP this should include but is not limited to improved financial relationship between EGTC and EDSA, improved efficiency at targeted substations and generation facilities, etc.; and for the WSRP: operation and maintenance conducted more regularly and effectively, billings and collections increased, and improved responsiveness to customers.

  3. To what extent has coordination and planning within the water and electricity sectors improved as a result of THP activities?

  4. What evidence is there that EGTC, EDSA and GVWC are becoming financially viable as a result of the THP activities? To what extent do these entities operate on principles that allow for cost recovery? Has cost of service improved?

  5. What are the impacts of the THP activities on business operations and strategic planning within EGTC, EDSA and GVWC? How well did EGTC, EDSA and GVWC institutionalize (into the organization's culture and behaviors) the transformations that took place under the THP?

  6. How useful was the THP's "dry run" (tariff development process) for helping to establish the tariffs in the water and electricity sectors? What were the challenges and successes in this process? To what extent does the tariff structure adopted allow for cost recovery of the utilities in the sector?

  7. What lessons can be learned from the implementation of the RSP? What is the impact of the results-based financing process on improving EWRC capacity to effectively monitor alternative water services providers and utilities in the water and electricity sectors? What is the impact of the results-based financing process on the operational and financial efficiency of the utilities? To what extent are the results achieved under this Sub-activity sustained beyond the THP?

  8. How sustainable are the outcomes of the projects and activities and why (including around sector coordination, utility financial, commercial and operational improvements, etc.)? How was sustainability planning done during implementation and what best practices and lessons learned can be drawn from that process?

To answer the EQs above, SI will take a mixed methods approach, including both qualitative and quantitative methods through a framework developed on principles of organizational capacity assessment (OCA). The proposed methods include: 1) document review, 2) secondary data usage, 3) key informant interviews (KIIs), 4) focus group discussions (FGDs), 5) direct observation (DO), and 6) process mapping.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date April 21, 2022

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