Project: Power Africa Transactions and Reforms Program (PATRP) Evaluation

Limestone staff, as part of the LEAP III consortium, were part of an international team tasked with evaluating the performance of the Power Africa Transactions and Reforms Program (PATRP). The program was characterized by a transaction-focused approach to improving the accessibility of electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Implemented by Tetra Tech between 2014 and 2019, PATRP worked to:

  • bring late-stage power generation, transmission, and distribution projects to financial closure and
  • provide African governments, the private sector, and donors with a focal point to galvanize collaboration around priority electricity generation, transmission, and distribution transactions.

Limestone staff led the development of qualitative data instruments and led the quantitative analysis of the performance indicators tracked by the program. Limestone staff were part of the team that travelled to Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia to interview stakeholders from the public and private sectors of each country, as well as Power Africa staff. The team presented their findings in an out-brief presentation in Pretoria in October 2019. The full report with findings, next steps, and recommendations is forthcoming in early 2020.

Clients / Partners




Desk research and fieldwork preparation


Fieldwork in Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Kenya


Fieldwork and debrief presentation in South Africa


Submission of report draft


Submission of final report