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01.04.2020 , Andy Kessler

Give Philanthropy the Market Test

A project to electrify rural India shows how investment helps the poor more than aid.

Mastercard released a white paper revealing that giving people the ability to pay only for what they use, as they need it, can lift millions of people...

Investments into renewable energy in Africa are critical. But they need to take local ownership and participation seriously.

The excitement around blended finance is growing, based on the conviction that it is a powerful approach to closing the gap for financing the SDGs....

Access to clean energy is a basic need that directly supports people’s livelihood, yet more than 30 million Ugandans live without electricity....

29.01.2020 , Havenhill Synergy Ltd

Subsidy: A catalyst for universal electrification

The need for subsidies in universal electrification

Almost a billion people in the world are without access to electricity. The UN Sustainable...

Public-private partnerships are essential to expanding cash-in/cash-out (CICO) agent networks to remote areas in developing countries.

Recent researc...

18.12.2019 , Harald Schützeichel

Sun-Connect News achieves new benchmark!

The leading news platform for the off-grid industry set a new record in 2019: more than 900,000 visitors visited our websites for the first time!

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13.12.2019 , Daniel Waldron, Alexander Sotiriou, and Jacob Winiecki

A Tale of Two Sisters: Microfinance Institutions and PAYGo Solar

THESE ARE UNCERTAIN TIMES FOR MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS (MFIs) in Africa. Not so long ago MFIs were the only source of credit for many low-income...

One of the key barriers to delivering energy solutions for the rural and urban poor is the limited access to finance at local and national levels...