The MPDF was in the process of designing Phase III of the MPDF and commissioned this private sector development review as part of the scoping process. The project aimed to: a) identify emerging opportunities as well as constraints and market failures; and b) map government strategies, donor activities/priorities and private sector trends to describe IFC-MPDF’s institutional operating environment and identify gaps or overlap.

The project included planning the design for, and evaluating the impact of, a proposed $42 million loan to lay a 220KV line from Vietnam to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Along the transmission line route, parts of Takeo province were to be connected to electricity. The project also prioritized urban towns around Cambodia for upgrading of electricity generation and distribution systems.