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Saudi energy firm awarded first solar project under PPP

A Saudi Arabian firm, ACWA Power, has won a USD 300 million worth solar Public Venture (PV) contract, becoming the first private company to win a mega project under the Public Private Partnership (PPP), after the PPP Board of Ethiopia approved the bid summited by the firm.

IFCreinitiatesPPP dialogue forum

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) – dubbed as the private sector arm of the World Bank Group –has brought together public and private entities to reinitiate the public private dialogue forum.

Departure from developmental state

Following it landmark decision to continue its long-severed budgetary support for the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) in tune of USD 1.2 billion, the World Bank Group (WBG) is very optimistic in what it called a “structural reform process” the administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) is embarking up on to the point where it is convinced that the intentions of the GoE with regards to some of the key service sectors like telecom and logistics is to implement a concrete liberalization and opening up measures.

Unchartered waters: Public Private Partnerships

Ethiopia’s experimentation with developmental state model has been under the spotlight for more than a decade now. Over the years, debates have moved from delivering the needed development outcomes to that of sustainability; especially in terms of financing.