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Increased levels of trade and investment across regions targeted sectors and geographical areas in Central, West and South Asia, with greater access to markets and services for poor people, including women.
Guinea is one of the poorest countries in Africa. Just over a quarter (28 per cent) of the population have access to electricity and chronic power cuts have previously led to civil unrest. The country has vast and underdeveloped hydropower resources but currently only 400 megawatts of installed grid capacity, dropping to as low as 150 megawatts of reliable power. 84 per cent of businesses in Guinea experience electrical outages, suffering four electrical outages a month, resulting in a 5 per cent loss of annual sales. The project will provide a medium-term power solution to support the country’s post-Ebola economic recovery until further hydropower resource comes on stream. Designed to deliver international environmental standards, it will be a strong signal to attract other international investors to the country.