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The impact of energy imports on balance of payments and government debt

Many developing countries are reliant on fuel imports for their energy supply. This is often the case even for countries that have substantial upstream energy reserves. There are countries with large oil reserves that export crude oil while importing refined oil products, because they have no refining capacity of their own. Additionally, many of these […]

Surplus power generation capacity in sub-Saharan Africa

For many years it has been a given that countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have needed more power generation capacity. A key focus for donors and International Financial Institutions (IFIs) has been to promote interventions designed to create an enabling environment in which the required investments in generation are possible. In many cases this has […]