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Reflections on Achieving Universal Access to Electricity in Myanmar
Q1: Which government agenc(ies) shall be the champion leading national
electrification planning and implementation? What level is considered
adequate high-level government commitment for the electrification
agenda—the President’s office, Ministry of Planning/Ministry of Finance,
or Ministry of Electric Power?
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Reflections on Achieving Universal Access to Electricity in Myanmar
Q2: What is the potential role for the private sector in national
electrification?
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Q3: As the major electric service provider for the areas outside of Yangon,
shall ESE be corporatized, privatized, or maintain its current governance
structure and operational practice?
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Q4: What are the areas of immediate concerns and needs in terms of
technical assistance and capacity building related to electrification?
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Reflections on Achieving Universal Access to Electricity in Myanmar
Q5: What would the Government like development partners (donors) to
assist in for electrification?
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Reflections on Achieving Universal Access to Electricity in Myanmar
Q6: To carry out the proposed World Bank study on the development of a
national electrification program (NEP), what is a suitable organizational
arrangement on the government side? Should an inter-ministerial work
group be created for this purpose with a secretariat or should MOEP be
the single agency leading the study?
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Context of the Study on
the Development of a National Electrification Program
To be financed through World Bank/ESMAP Sustainable Energy
for ALL (SE4ALL) Technical Assistance Program:
The development objective of the overall program is to support
the achievement of universal energy access in at least 20
countries by 2030, extending energy access to over 200 million
people by assisting countries to establish planning, institutional
and policy frameworks that are conducive to investments for
scaling up and accelerating energy access programs.
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Scope of Activities
• Stock Taking and Data Collection
• Policy and Regulatory Advice
• National Energy Access Plans and Strategies –
Investment Prospectus
• Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing
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Country Selection Criteria
• Focus on IDA countries (low and lower middle income)
• Country must opt in to the global SE4ALL initiative and is
committed to the SE4ALL energy access goals.
• Presence of other development partners who could be
part of a significant resource mobilization effort.
• High-impact countries– countries where interventions
are likely to create access to large numbers of
populations.
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Current Status of the SE4ALL TA Program
World Bank are rolling out the Phase I SE4ALL program
in 5 African countries: Senegal, Burundi, Liberia,
Mozambique, and Guinea.
Myanmar and one South Asia country are candidates
under consideration.
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Reflections on Achieving Universal Access to Electricity in Myanmar
Q6: To carry out the proposed World Bank study on the development of a
national electrification program (NEP), what is a suitable organizational
arrangement on the government side? Should an inter-ministerial work
group be created for this purpose with a secretariat or should MOEP be
the single agency leading the study?
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