Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Country: Global / Non-Specific
Sectors: Energy and Power
Keywords: Renewable Energy
From the Bottom Up: How Small Power Producers and Mini-Grids Can Deliver Electrification and Renewable Energy in Africa by Bernard Tenenbaum, Chris Greacen, Tilak Siyambalapitiya and James Knuckles, World Bank 2014.
Most Sub-Saharan African countries try to promote rural electrification through both centralized and decentralized approaches. Focusing on the decentralized approach, this guide:
The implementation issues are presented with specific ground-level options and recommendations rather than just general pronouncements. To make the discussion more concrete for practitioners, the guide provides numerous real-world examples of successful and unsuccessful regulatory and policy actions taken in Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania, as well as Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
For more information on rural electrification visit Rural Electrification Funds: Sample Operational Documents and Resources.
Tracking Number: Africa_From the Bottom Up_EN.pdf
Updated: March 22, 2021