Review of the Growth and Employment Impacts of Power Projects

The meta-evaluation sets out to understand and document how power sector investments contribute to economic and job growth. A literature review led to a formulation of the theory of change of power sector projects describing direct and indirect impact pathways. Hypotheses derived from the theory of change were tested using the evidence from power sector evaluations. Findings and recommendations to IFC on how private sector power investments can optimize job and growth impacts were formulated on this basis.