IIED Report Analyzes Delivery Models for Decentralized Rural Electrification
June 2012: The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has released a report, titled “Delivery Models for Decentralised Rural Electrification: Case Studies in Nepal, Peru and Kenya,” which uses renewable energy mini-grid projects and programmes in each of the three countries to analyze the impact of delivery models for community mini-grids on the creation of sustainable welfare benefits.
The report's five chapters address: rural electrification in developing countries; background to electrification in Nepal, Peru and Kenya; case studies; the impact of different delivery models; and reflections and lessons learned. The core recommendations of the report counsel practitioners and institutions to, among other things: focus, in the project planning and implementation stages, on generating a sense of local responsibility for the electricity system and its upkeep across all key stakeholders; attempt to influence and build the institutional framework and environment in which the project takes place; and try to engage the private sector through more innovative partnerships and hybrid business models. [Publication: Delivery Models for Decentralised Rural Electrification: Case Studies in Nepal, Peru and Kenya]