SNV experts share their results based financing expertise in new webinar series

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SNV renewable energy experts present their "on the ground" experience of implementing Energising Development (EnDev) funded results based finance (RBF) projects in a new webinar series which commenced in June 2020.

Reaching the bottom of the pyramid with RBF - wishful thinking or reality?

The second webinar in this RBF series is entitled ”Reaching the bottom of the pyramid with RBF - wishful thinking or reality?" and will take place on July 30. This session will discuss the effectiveness of pro-poor and last-mile RBF projects.

By building on the RBF approach, EnDev’s Facility aims to bring energy access markets to scale, but also to deliver on impact for the most vulnerable population groups. As these are often not considered “low hanging fruits”, some RBF projects have managed to guide companies towards these specific target groups by defining the results that will be rewarded. At the same time, the effectiveness and sustainability of pro-poor and last-mile targeting are commonly questioned in the energy access sector. This webinar aims to address these questions.

  • Can RBF be an effective tool to reach poor and last-mile customers?

  • Does RBF foster the development of commercially viable and sustainable energy access markets in rural areas?

  • Which incentive design features have proven to be most effective for pro-poor targeting?

SNV energy expert Inga Brill will present on PAYGO solar projects in Tanzania and the effectiveness of reaching the last mile customers using a vulnerability index. Please see the agenda below:

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Rationale and overview of pro-poor approaches in the RBF Facility

Barbara Richard – EnDev HQ (GIZ)

Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Rwanda: Geographic targeting of vulnerable groups

Sarah-Melissa Leitner – EnDev Rwanda (GIZ)

PAYGO Solar in Tanzania: Reaching last-mile customers using a Vulnerability Access Index

Inga Brill – EnDev Tanzania (SNV)

Improved cookstoves (ICS) in Malawi: Access to modern cooking energy for poor and vulnerable groups

Mayamiko Minofu – Partner of EnDev Malawi (United Purpose)

Discussion and Conclusion

To see more details or to join this event, please click on the link below or visit the EnDev website.

Transforming energy access markets with RBF – hype or hope?

The first webinar of the series which took place on June 10, discussed the potential of RBF projects to transform energy access markets and under which circumstances market transformation effects are strongest. During the event, UK Aid introduced the rationale behind the results-based financing Facility for funding this large-scale pilot and EnDev provided an overview of global RBFF implementation. Subsequently, an external view on the RBFF was given by the evaluators who shared general insights obtained in a “Market Transformation Survey”.

Bastiaan Teune from SNV in Vietnam gave an overview of the biogas sector in Vietnam and how this evolved  from subsidy-dependency towards a market driven sector.

The session was concluded by EnDev with remarks on RBF’s potential to complement traditional approaches of technical assistance and limitations to transform energy markets when applied as a standalone tool.

You can download the presentation used during this event here and also a summary of the discussion.