Off-grid 90 – Conditions are Right for Off-grid Electrification of Africa

14 de julio de 2016 - Smart Villages

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A from the has argued that achieving energy access for everyone requires more and better targeted investment. The paper asks what role climate finance plays in filling the funding gaps?
The examines data on the major climate funds to assess what share of international public finance goes toward energy access and compares this to overall finance needs for the sector. It highlights the flow of climate finance to decentralised energy, which is a key priority for achieving universal access, and identifies key funding blockers. The experiences from Bangladesh and Nepal provide lessons on how climate funds and national policy could be reformed so that climate funding is better targeted at decentralised energy access in low-income countries.

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