|Overview : |
In accordance with UNDP M&E policies and procedures, all full- and medium-sized UNDP-supported projects are required to undergo a Terminal Evaluation (TE) at the end of the project. This Terms of Reference (ToR) sets out the expectations for the TE of the project titled SE4All Implementation in Tanzania, Project Number (00094384) implemented through the Ministry of Energy. The project started on 1st July 2017 and ended on 30 June 2022.
2. Project Description And Context
Despite the abundance of clean renewable energy (RE) potential resources, the energy sector in Tanzania is dominated by the use of biomass fuels, primarily wood, which constitutes around 85% of the primary energy mix1. The negative impacts of unsustainable biomass fuel use are being felt on health and the environment, through air pollution and land degradation. It also has detrimental effects on the socio-economic well-being of the households, particularly women and children who are the primary collectors and users of traditional biomass.
Tanzania’s per capita electricity consumption is at very low level. It is about 137 kWh per person per year. The access to electricity stands at around 41% (Power System Master Plan (PSMP), 2016). However, about one third of the electricity sector relies on hydropower generation, which is becoming increasingly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, leading to significant strains on power generation in meeting the ever-increasing demand. To partly meet this increasing demand, diesel generators are being relied on for commercial and residential power generation. This leads to increased carbon emissions and higher costs for the end user, which ultimately hampers the national development. .…………etc…………….etc……