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Madagascar - Energy Sector Reform Support Programme (PARSE) - Project Completion Report


The main objective of the PARSE programme was to help remove the constraints hindering the development of Madagascar’s electricity sub-sector. The programme was aimed at intervening in the National Water and Electricity Company (JIRAMA) with a view to improving its performance and service quality. The programme has helped address energy sector constraints in order to meet the challenge of improving efficiency in service provision. The continuation of JIRAMA’s consolidation reforms will enable the State to reduce the subsidies granted to the Company, thus re-channelling its resources to other social sectors capable of generating inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
The programme focused on measures to improve JIRAMA's governance framework and financial management, as well as measures to improve production and service quality. The programme was aligned with the other stakeholders’ interventions in the reform of Madagascar's energy sector, most notably the USD 65 million PAGOSE project financed by the World Bank, which aims to: i) Improve the planning and financial sustainability of the electricity sub-sector (ii) Strengthen JIRAMA’s operational performance and governance and (iii) Invest in more reliable electricity.
PARSE was aligned with national priorities, in particular the National Development Plan (PND) 2015-2019 which aims, among other things, to supply “low-cost energy to support economic growth as well as sustainable and inclusive development" and the National Electricity Policy (PNE 2015-2030), which aims, in the context of the electricity subsector, to reach a 70% access rate to a modern source of energy by 2030, while increasing the renewable energy share in the energy mix to 85%.”

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