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Last year, a paper by McKinsey about the South African work force put it bluntly. In “The future of work in South Africa” researchers predict that...

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...

05.08.2020 , Harsha Meenawat and Bharath Jairaj

Energy for Development in Climate Vulnerable Areas

Access to electricity ensures increased economic productivity, healthcare services and better educational prospects and is thus crucial for...

​Industry executives have complained of major dip in revenue in the past few months after COVID-induced lockdown dampened sales

Remote communities often operate without the benefit of a main utility grid and depend on diesel fuel for power generation. This dependence on diesel...

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...

Ghanaians were promised heavily subsidized electricity for the first three months of the pandemic. What happened?

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,...

When thinking of the global health and financial crisis that is not showing any signs of fading, two well-known sayings come to mind. The first, by...

Take-aways from 15 years of GIZ support in mini-grid market development.

Over the last 15 years, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale...