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African Development Bank to launch the 2019 Electricity Regulatory Index at the Africa Investment Forum

TagsElectricity tariffs, Electricity utilities, Energy Access, Energy Efficiency, Regulatory and Governance


The African Development Bank will launch the Electricity Regulatory Index (ERI) 2019 at this year’s Africa Investment Forum (AIF), Africa’s premier investment marketplace. The ERI is part of a knowledge exchange which includes the presentation of three studies by the African Development Bank and its partners examining the energy sector across the continent.


Wednesday November 13, 2019

09:00 AM – 10:30 AM


Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa

(Session Room 1)


  • Wale Shonibare, Ag. Vice President, Power, Energy, Climate & Green Growth, African Development Bank
  • Henry Paul Batchi Baldeh, Director, Power Systems Development, African Development Bank
  • Richard Nelson, Deputy Coordinator, Power Africa
  • Professor Ignacio J. Pérez-Arriaga, Florence School of Regulation


The Africa Investment Forum is an initiative led by the African Development Bank to accelerate investment into Africa in an unprecedented way. This unique, multi-stakeholder platform was designed by the African Development Bank and its partners to fill the continent’s vast investment gap and kick-start its development agenda.

At the sidelines of this year’s AIF, the Bank will launch its 2019 Electricity Regulatory Index report. The Index is an annual comparative, country-by-country assessment of the sector’s level of regulatory development which serves as a diagnostic tool, highlighting key areas in regulatory design that require improvement and recommending appropriate interventions to tackle regulatory bottlenecks and gaps. The ERI diagnoses the regulatory environment of the selected countries, benchmarked on international best practices, identifies the regulatory gaps and recommends appropriate interventions.

At the Energy Sector Knowledge Session at the AIF, the 2019 ERI will be launched, with the findings to be presented to stakeholders and collaboration to implement its recommendations discussed.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for interview requests with Wale Shonibare, Ag. Vice President or for any other media related enquiries.

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Media contact: Emeka Anuforo, Communications Officer, e.anuforo@afdb.org

Technical contacts: Callixte Kambanda, Manager, Energy Policy, Regulation and Statistics, c.kambanda@afdb.org / Rhoda Limbani Mshana, Chief Energy Sector Regulations Specialist, r.mshana@afdb.org