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Case Summary: Zambia Scaling Solar Programme

This case study describes an innovative solar infrastructure investment facilitation platform developed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and launched in Zambia in January 2015 with the aim to be replicated in other African countries.

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Approaches: The Facility Model

Traditionally, donor programmes have been established using a simple formula, whereby SPs estimate the total overhead for a programme through tender, against a fixed set of inputs and workplan. In these programmes, clients need to wait months or years before assistance is deployed due to procurement procedures, by which time resource allocation, costs, and plans […]

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Promoting Women’s empowerment through energy

The design, planning, delivery and governance of infrastructure has to be a game changer for improving women’s lives, by reducing the demands and drudgery of household and care work, increasing the productivity of their enterprises and enabling them to move into better jobs or more profitable markets. These changes, in turn, can broaden women’s aspirations, […]

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Building political commitment for energy reform

Energy reform is highly political, and any attempts to support sector reform without an understanding of the domestic and international political landscape are likely to fail. Whilst all politics are defined by local circumstances, useful learning is emerging on how to build political commitment and maintain it through the reform process. This paper seeks to […]

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