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AfDB Group Energy Sector Policy


The Energy Sector Policy of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) provides a general framework for the Bank’s operations in the energy sector. The Policy is still under preparation and has built on the Bank Group’s experience, extensive internal and external consultations and analysis of the key issues of concern in the African energy sector. The new Energy Sector Policy replaces the 1994 Energy Policy and constitutes the Bank’s response to the challenge of low access to modern energy services in Africa. It also better reconciles access and sustainability objectives, namely by addressing the emerging energy-related challenges posed by climate change. Consequently, the policy framework advances a dual objective: * support RMCs in their efforts to provide all their populations and productive sectors with access to modern, affordable and reliable energy services; and * assist RMCs in developing their energy sector in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable manner.

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