GMG MDP Publications
This paper looks at the different options for scaling up private investment in mini-grids in Africa. It covers the basic principles of mini-grids, including policy and regulatory issues and other support mechanisms. The paper was prepared for the meeting of African Energy Ministers in March 2017.
Green Mini-Grids in Sub Saharan Africa: Analysis of Barriers to Growth and the Potential Role of the African Development Bank in Supporting the Sector (December 2016)
This report explains the main barriers to scaling up green mini-grids in Sub Saharan Africa and how developers are overcoming these barriers. It also makes recommendations on how the African Development Bank can support the mini-grid sector.
Market Study on Available Financial Instruments in Support of GMGs and Assessment of GMG Developer Needs (January 2017)
This report describes the existing sources of grants and financing for green mini-grids in Africa, including technical assistance available from donors. It also looks at the financing needs of mini-grid developers and investors, and includes 5 case studies.
GMG Market Assessment Methodology Part 1: Evaluation of Methodologies and Best Practices Available for Assessing GMG Potential (March 2017)
This report reviews the different methodologies used to identify opportunities for rural mini-grid development and assesses their usefulness to developers and other practitioners. It explains the methodologies - GIS and non-GIS based, supply and demand-led - and helps practitioners decide which methodology to use.
GMG Market Assessment Methodology Part 2: Creation of an Opportunity Assessment Methodology (March 2017)
This report describes a more tailored methodology for assessing green mini-grid potential in Africa. It is designed to be used by developers, investors, policy makers and other green mini-grid practitioners.
This report looks at the policy environment for green mini-grids in the following African countries: Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda.