Maldives: Outer Islands Electrification (Sector) Project

Evaluation Document | 18 December 2013

Validates the completion report's assessment of the project, which aimed for an improved electricity supply and strengthened legal framework for electricity utilities in Maldives. IED overall assessment: Less than successful

The Project was designed to address the poor electricity supply in the outer islands of the Maldives, where the majority of the country's poor resided and were constrained economically and socially, partly as a result of the poor electricity supply. The project was part of the least-cost development plan for the power sector of the outer islands and a high priority for the government. The project also formed part of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) strategy for regional development and poverty reduction for the outer islands of the Maldives.

The project aimed to improve electricity supply in 40 outer islands on a sustainable and affordable basis; thus, promote local economic development, improve the standard of living in the outer islands, and reduce the poverty and vulnerability of the outer island populations - thereby reducing the significant population pressure on the main island of Malé. This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Less than successful


  • Project Basic Data
  • Project Description
  • Evaluation of Performance and Ratings
  • Other Performance Assessments
  • Overall Assessment, Lessons, and Recommendations
  • Other Considerations and Follow-up