Assessment of the Power Sectors in Fragile and Conflict Affected States (FCS)
Fragile and conflict affected‑states (FCS) present unique and complex challenges to achieving effective development. While the range of issues can vary greatly depending on the country or region of fragility, some key issues are common to all of them. These include: chronic poverty; government and state structures lacking the capacity or will to provide public safety and security, and basic services for their populations; low levels of state accountability to citizens; challenges relating to natural resource management; a private sector which may be largely informal and opportunistic; low levels of foreign direct investment; and a high risk of further state decline.
In response to these challenges, the primary goal of this assignment was to increase access to electricity services in those countries through the preparation of summary sheets on the power sector in each FCS, in order to help inform IFC decision-making.