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Sustainable Humanitarian Energy Services: Inclusive participation, lessons learnt, and paths forward

The provision of sustainable energy in humanitarian settings is a relatively new sector: as it scales up, it is vital that the needs and aspirations of refugees are placed at the centre of humanitarian response. In this paper, we explore how best practices and lessons from other development sectors can inform the delivery of energy in humanitarian settings.
We suggest that energy service

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Rosenberg-Jansen, Sarah; Barlow, Megan; Peisch, Stella; Ponnan, Nydia; Rathi, Prerna, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2018

Les Prix, les Produits et les Priorités: La satisfaction des besoins en énergie des refugiés au Burkina Faso et au Kenya.

Au fur et à mesure que le nombre des personnes déplacées  augmente, et que les budgets  à l’aide sont sujets à d’avantage de pression, la nécessité  d’identifier  des  solutions  économiques et  durables  pour la fourniture d’ énergie   aux  refugiés est beaucoup plus pressante que

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Drew Corbyn; Mattia Vianello, Published by Practical Action, East Africa 2018

Real-time Monitoring, Control and Payment Technology for Mini-grids: Rwanda Field Test Evaluation Report

Among the small number of mini-grids currently operational in Rwanda, in early 2016 none were known to make use of smart monitoring, control and payment technologies. Through its contribution to the ESCoBox research project, Practical Action Consulting (PAC) initiated a pilot test of an automated monitoring and control system on a small-scale mini-grid in Rwanda. This report presents some

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Elizabeth Njoki; Louise Waters, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2017

Metering and Payment Technologies for Mini-grids: An Analysis of the Market in Zimbabwe

This market assessment gives an overview of the state of the electricity sector in Zimbabwe, and describes the country’s renewable energy potential and the degree to which it has been exploited. Assessments of the decentralised generation and mini-grid sectors follow, alongside an exploration of the monitoring and billing solutions which are currently applied in Zimbabwe as part of on-

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Zibusiso Ncube; Louise Waters, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2017

PPEO 2017 summary report – Financing National Energy Access: A Bottom Up Approach

Briefing paper summarising key findings and recommendations from the Poor People's Energy Outlook (PPEO) 2017 report. In this edition of the PPEO, which builds on analysis and recommendations from the 2016 edition, we use bottom-up, integrated energy planning tools to model the national technology mix and financing required to achieve Total Energy Access in Kenya, Bangladesh and Togo.

Lucy Stevens; Aaron Leopold, Published by Practical Action Publishing 2017

Decentralized Renewables: From Promise to Progress

While recent technological advances have transformed the economics of rural electrification, many energy-poor countries are not taking full advantage of the energy evolution to accelerate access. This paper provides evidence that integrating decentralized renewable energy (DRE) into national energy policy and strategy will provide the fastest, cleanest, most cost-effective path to universal...

Skierka, Kristina; Eibs Singer, Christine; Leopold, Aaron; Miller, Charlie; Brent, WIll; Rebekah, Shirley, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2017

PPEO 2017: poster

This poster, from the Poor People's Energy Outlook 2017, Financing National Energy Access: A Bottom Up Approach, shows how finance can be directed to stimulate market development, based on the research Practical Action conducted in Bangladesh, Kenya and Togo.

Mercer Design; Taylor, Charlotte; Stevens, Lucy; Leopold, Aaron, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2017

PPEO 2017: Bangladesh infographic

Infographic from the Poor People's Energy Outlook 2017, Financing National Energy Access: A Bottom Up Approach. Based on Practical Action's research in Bangladesh, it shows recommendations to address and accelerate energy access finance flows in Bangladesh, in order to achieve national and universal access targets.

Mercer Design; Stevens, Lucy; Leopold, Aaron; Taylor, Charlotte, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2017

PPEO 2017: Kenya infographic

Infographic from the Poor People's Energy Outlook 2017, Financing National Energy Access: A Bottom Up Approach. Based on Practical Action's research in Kenya, it shows recommendations to address and accelerate energy access flows in Kenya, to achieve national and universal access targets.

Mercer Design; Stevens, Lucy; Leopold, Aaron; Taylor, Charlotte, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2017

PPEO 2017: Togo infographic

Infographic from the Poor People's Energy Outlook 2017, Financing National Energy Access: A Bottom Up Approach. Based on Practical Action's research in Togo, it shows recommendations to address and accelerate energy access flows in Togo to achieve national and universal access targets.

Mercer Design; Stevens, Lucy; Leopold, Aaron; Taylor, Charlotte, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2017

Solving the last mile distribution channel: a call to action from the global distributors collective

One billion people lack access to electricity, 663 million people lack access to clean water, 815 million people are chronically undernourished, and 3 billion people lack access to clean cooking facilities.

Emma Colenbrander; Charlie Miller, Published by practical action 2017

The Energy Access Finance Gap: The Case for Action

Decentralised energy systems are attracting funding from a range of sources, but a large funding gap still remains. Development finance in the energy sector is still overwhelmingly directed towards extending the grid. Practical Action has long experience and a strong track record in energy financing to inform planners, donors, and other financiers about the mix of technologies and the type of

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Edoardo Santangelo, 2017

Poor People's Energy Outlook 2017, Financing National Energy Access: A Bottom Up Approach

The 2017 edition of the Poor People's Energy Outlook (PPEO) considers how to best finance national integrated energy access plans for Bangladesh, Kenya and Togo based on the PPEO 2016 analysis. The report looks at the mix of technologies and funding required to achieve national and global energy access goals, and the roles of the public and private sector, and civil society, in making this a

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Stevens, Lucy; Leopold, Aaron; Taylor, Charlotte; Santangelo, Edoardo; Rosenberg-Jansen, Sarah, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2017

Financement de l’accès national à l’énergie : une approche ascendante

Document d'information resumant les principales conclusions et recommandations du rapport Perspectives energetiques des populations pauvres (PPEO) 2017. Dans cette edition de PPEO, qui s'appuie sur l'analyse et les recommandations de l'edition 2016, nous utilisons des outils integres de planification energetique ascendante pour modeliser la combinaison technologique et le financement

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Stevens, Lucy; Leopold, Aaron, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2017

Financiación de los países para el acceso a la energía: un enfoque de abajo a arriba

Documento informativo que resume los principales hallazgos y recomendaciones del informe de 2017 del Pobre People's Energy Outlook (PPEO). En esta edicion del PPEO, que se basa en analisis y recomendaciones de la edicion de 2016, utilizamos herramientas integradas de planificacion energetica integradas para modelar la combinacion tecnologica nacional y el financiamiento requerido para

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Stevens, Lucy; Leopold, Aaron, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2017

PPEO 2017 - Financement de l’accès national à l’énergie : une approche ascendante

L'edition 2017 des Perspectives energetiques des populations pauvres (PPEO) examine comment financer au mieux les plans nationaux d'acces a l'energie integree pour le Bangladesh, le Kenya et le Togo sur la base de l'analyse de PPEO 2016. Le rapport se penche sur la combinaison de technologies et de financements necessaires pour atteindre les objectifs nationaux et mondiaux en matiere d'acces

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Stevens, Lucy; Leopold, Aaron; Santangelo, Edoardo; Rosenberg-Jansen, Sarah; Wilcox, Mary; Waters, Louise; Taylor, Charlotte, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2017

Panorama energético de los pobres 2017 - Financiamiento nacional del acceso a la energía: un enfoque de abajo hacia arriba

La edicion 2017 de Poor People's Energy Outlook (PPEO) considera como financiar mejor los planes nacionales integrados de acceso a la energia para Bangladesh, Kenia y Togo, basandose en el analisis de PPEO 2016. El informe analiza la combinacion de tecnologias y fondos necesarios para alcanzar los objetivos nacionales y mundiales de acceso a la energia; y el papel de los sectores publico y

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Stevens, Lucy; Leopold, Aaron; Rosenberg-Jansen, Sarah; Santangelo, Edoardo; Wilcox, Mary; Waters, Louise; Taylor, Charlotte, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2017

Prices, Products and Priorities: Meeting Refugees’ Energy Needs in Burkina Faso and Kenya

This report draws on primary research to present the energy access situation in the refugee camps of Goudoubo in Burkina Faso and Kakuma I in Kenya. It focuses on cooking, lighting and power in the home, and on energy for enterprises and camp facilities such as clinics, schools, water pumps and street lights. For the first time a detailed insight into displaced people's energy priorities and

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Vianello, Mattia; Corbyn, Drew, Published by The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) 2017

Accelerating access to electricity in Africa with off-grid solar - Executive Summary

This report was prepared for the UK Department for International Development in support of preparations for the Energy Africa access campaign, which aims to accelerate access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa through solar household solutions. It presents evidence of the impact of solar household systems, reviews the market in the region and 13 selected countries, and identifies the key...

Andrew Scott; Johanna Diecker; Kat Harrison; Charlie Miller; Ryan Hogarth; Susie Wheeldon; Mary Willcox, Published by ODI 2016

Accelerating access to electricity in Africa with off-grid solar - Policy Paper

Rapid expansion of the market for solar household systems requires an appropriate policy and regulatory framework. Companies operating in the market have identified policy barriers as a critical area for change, to accelerate the market diffusion of solar household systems. the study identified the policy challenges for solar market development and key policy measures that would help create a...

Johanna Diecker; Andrew Scott; Susie Wheeldon, Published by ODI 2016

 

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