Project profile — Energy Sector Capacity Building


IBRD Trust Funds - World Bank (44001)
2013-08-29 - 2016-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Tanzania (100.00%)


• Secondary Education: Vocational training (11330) (10.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (15.00%)
• Energy Generation, Distribution And Efficiency - General: Energy policy and administrative management (23110) (30.00%)
• Mineral Resources And Mining: Oil and gas (32262) (40.00%)
• General Environmental Protection: Environmental policy and administrative management (41010) (5.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to promote the responsible and sustainable development of Tanzania's natural gas and energy sectors and to develop public private partnerships for power generation. It supports the Government of Tanzania in developing and implementing clear and comprehensive policies and regulatory frameworks to maximize the financial, social and environmental benefits of natural gas development, in line with international standards and best practices. Project activities include: 1) developing a petroleum policy and legal framework; 2) providing strengthened sector coordination and governance; 3) preparing and implementing a vocational education and skills development plan; 4) developing and implementing a public-private partnership action plan; and 5) providing technical advice related to the oil and gas sector. The project is implemented by the World Bank through the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, the Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited, the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation, and the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (i) improved participation of local petroleum professions in the gas and energy sectors; (ii) improved enabling climate for private sector investment in the oil and gas sector, in a socially and environmentally responsible manner; (iii) improved responsible management of gas and energy sectors by key institutions involved in the country's gas and power generation sectors; and (iv) improved Petroleum Policy and Legal Framework to maximize value arising from natural gas development (financial, social and environmental).

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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