|Project||Estimated Beneficiaries||Estimated Benefits|
|Environmental and Natural Resource Management Project|
|Infrastructure Development Project|
|Power Sector Reform Project|
The above estimates are based in the best, currently available, information and may be updated if new, reliable, data are available.
The total beneficiary count for the Compact may not be the sum of the different project beneficiary counts because of overlaps between Projects. In other words, some beneficiaries benefit from more than one project but are counted only once in the total beneficiary count.
Total benefits expected from each project are obtained from the ERR analysis MCC conducts during due diligence. Beneficiary counts, although consistent with benefit streams identified in the economic analysis, are not necessarily derived from these models (which are concerned with costs and benefits rather than beneficiaries). MCC estimates and reports expected beneficiaries when sufficiently reliable data exists to support the estimation. If such evidence is lacking, no estimation is attempted, resulting in an underestimation of projected beneficiaries for the Compact. Calculating the amount of benefit per beneficiary would therefore give an overestimation and can be misleading.
|Environmental and Natural Resource Management Project||
To mitigate the growing problems of aquatic weed infestation and excessive sedimentation in the Shire River Basin to reduce the costly disruptions to Malawi’s hydropower generation.
|Infrastructure Development Project||
To improve the availability, reliability, and quality of the power supply by increasing the throughput capacity and stability of the national electricity grid and increasing efficiency of hydropower generation.
|Power Sector Reform Project||
To create an enabling environment for future expansion of the power sector by strengthening sector institutions and enhancing regulation and governance of the sector.
Projected Results by End of Compact
The Malawi Compact aims to achieve the results below by the end of the compact in September 2018:
- An enabling environment for future expansion created by strengthening sector institutions and enhancing regulation and governance of the power sector that includes rebuilding ESCOM into a financially sustainable, gender equitable and operationally well-managed utility, and developing a regulatory environment that enables public and private investment in power infrastructure, particularly in new generation;
- The availability, reliability, and quality of the power supply improved by increasing the throughput capacity and stability of the national electricity grid through investments in infrastructure, including investment by the Government in new generation;
- Costly power disruptions reduced by ensuring the sustainability and increased efficiency of Malawi’s hydropower generation along the Shire River basin.
Results to Date
Information on results to date is available in the Table of Key Performance Indicators (a subset of the full set monitored under the Malawi Monitoring and Evaluation Plan). The full set of performance indicators is detailed in the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.
Impact Evaluation Framework
In addition to careful monitoring of implementation performance and measurement of preliminary results, MCC will be funding several independent evaluations that will assess what would have happened in the absence of the MCC investments and measure the gains in income that can be attributed specifically to MCC-funded activities. More information also is available in the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.