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Solar energy companies have delivered power to tens of millions of rural off-grid customers over the past decade. But even many of those initial...

Learning from other local contexts for your own start-up idea

14.09.2020 , GreenMax Capital Advisors

Green4Access First Loss Facility

GreenMax Capital Advisors released today a briefing report on the market assessment conducted for the launch of the Green4Access First Loss Facility....

07.08.2020 , Daniel Waldron, Siena Hacker

PAYGo Transformed Off-Grid Solar: Is Consumer Financing Next?

Off-grid solar finance companies are expanding access to high-quality, efficient appliances in parts of rural Sub-Saharan Africa where ownership of...

27.07.2020 , Anshul Patel (Bboxx), Ashish Kumar (Shell Foundation)

Digitizing & Unlocking Climate Finance (SDG13) – For the Off-Grid Energy Access Sector (SDG7)

Energy access acts as a catalyst for the growth of developing societies and economies. Yet, clean energy still remains inaccessible for a significant...

COVID-19 has triggered a global food emergency. The number of people facing starvation could double to 265 million by the end of the year. In Kenya,...

28.05.2020 , Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi

Are Replication and Upscaling a Good Fit for Africa?

African elders in their unique wisdom left us many timeless proverbs. Among those I find most reflective is the following: “When a handshake passes...

22.05.2020 , M. Chatib Basri and Rema N. Hanna and Benjamin A. Olken

Spend fossil-fuel subsidies on pandemic relief and the poor

Many developing countries have long maintained fuel subsidies because they are politically impossible to abandon, owing to the sticker shock that the...

A large part of the off-grid industry in Africa and Asia consists of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). These SMEs form the backbone of the off-grid...

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.