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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...

Distributed energy service companies (DESCOs) deploying off-grid solar solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa have had limited success in raising debt from...

The Green Climate Fund, one of the main sources of finance for developing nations to tackle climate change, is hoping wealthy countries will pledge...

In post-World War II England, the workers at Europe’s largest tire plant, Fort Dunlop, were at a standstill. The company, Dunlop Rubber, could not...

Anyone active in the off-grid sector needs solid knowledge and information in the form of scientific studies and reports. Sun-Connect News provides...

Increasingly, large international corporations are investing in off-grid companies, thereby providing a powerful boost on the one hand and...

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