Pakistan: Sustainable Energy Sector Reform Program - Subprogram 1

Sovereign Project | 47015-001 Status: Active


ADB is supporting Pakistan's reforms to tackle its chronic energy crisis. The program will support the overhaul of existing tariffs and subsidies as the government moves to eliminate subsidies by 2016, except for low-income customers. It will also back reforms to reduce power losses, encourage involvement of the private sector in the power sector, and improve transparency and accountability.

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Project Name Sustainable Energy Sector Reform Program - Subprogram 1
Project Number 47015-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3126-PAK: Sustainable Energy Sector Reform Program - Subprogram 1
Asian Development Fund US$ 400.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Subprogram 1 loan financially closed on 3 June 2015. Policy matrix updated for Subprogram 2.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Subprogram 1 completed (refer above).
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects An environmental assessment for the entire program found that the policy action requiring the government to prepare a least-cost generation and transmission plan may have future impacts on the environment if not appropriately managed. The covenants in the loan agreement include carrying out a strategic environmental assessment and making sure that any identified long-term environmental impact is managed in accordance with the Safeguard Policy Statement.
Involuntary Resettlement No involuntary resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples No impacts on indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations held with government, non-government organizations, commercial organizations, and the donor community.
During Project Implementation Consultations continued with non-government organizations, commercial organizations, and the donor community during implementation.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Levan Mtchedlishvili
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Economic Affairs Div.
Rm. 308 Block "C" Secretariat Bldg
Islamabad, Pakistan


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 3126-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Apr 2014 28 Apr 2014 28 Apr 2014 30 Jun 2015 - 03 Jun 2015
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 403.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 400.00 24 Apr 2014 399.16 0.00 100%
Counterpart 3.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Apr 2014 399.16 0.00 100%

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