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Amidst growing skepticism of traditional aid models, the field of results-based financing (RBF) has taken root. But with so many mechanisms – DIBs and...

In the two months since buying her solar water pump, Mama Vero’s small farm in Morogoro, Tanzania has gone from being a parched stretch of earth with...

Capitalism has often been identified as the underlying cause of the climate crisis. A leading voice on the subject is Naomi Klein, one of the climate...

16.07.2019 , The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)

High-profile bankruptcies in the off-grid sector: Where do we go from here?

The high-profile bankruptcies of some of the African off-grid industry’s best-known brands has raised questions on the long-term viability of current...

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) recently published research which revealed that global impact assets under management topped $502 billion...

From assuming superiority to stealing ideas, international organisations can do more harm than good when partnering with local ones. But there are...

Subsidies that promote the use of fossil fuels are helping "to destroy the world", and are a bad way to deploy taxpayers' money, the head of the...

28.05.2019 , Oliver Taherzadeh and Benedict Probst

Five reasons ‘green growth’ won’t save the planet

Green growth has emerged as the dominant narrative for tackling contemporary environmental problems. Its supporters, including the likes of the UN,...

More and more lenders around the world are using alternative data to improve their credit models and better serve the underbanked. Alternative credit...

While many have come to recognize the potential for PAYGo solar to deliver affordable, reliable energy to off-grid customers, in the past year the...