Power Africa Toolbox

The Tools & Resources to Unlock the Power of sub-Saharan Africa

Power Africa’s growing Toolbox offers the combined resources of 12 U.S. government agencies, the World Bank Group, the African Development Bank, the Government of Sweden, our partner African governments, and many other Power Africa public and private sector partners.

Power Africa, launched in June 2013 by U.S. President Barack Obama, employs a transaction- and partnership-driven model, focused on removing the barriers to power project development across sub-Saharan Africa.

The Power Africa Toolbox [PDF] provides a quick yet comprehensive view of the tools and resources Power Africa uses to drive deals and facilitate investment. These tools fall into six major categories:

Transaction Assistance


Policy / Regulatory Design & Reform

Capacity Building

Legal Assistance

Informational Resources

Power Africa’s network of regional and in-country Transaction Advisors utilize the Power Africa Toolbox [PDF] to provide technical assistance and transactional support to governments, developers, investors and other stakeholders. Power Africa Transaction Advisors are experts in bringing energy sector deals that demonstrate commercial, financial, technical and social viability to financial close.

Download the Power Africa Toolbox [PDF] to learn how it can empower you.

Project Preparation Facilities Toolbox

A number of mapping exercises and assessments have been completed on PPFs in recent years. Building on these sources, Power Africa drew on its collective expertise in the region to generate a list of 13 early-stage PPFs that currently operate in Sub-Saharan Africa's energy sector. The information captured on these PPFs is included in this Toolbox

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 11:00am

Last updated: December 23, 2016