Africa Electrification Initiative

Technical Assistance|Activity Status: Closed
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  • Approval Date
    November 09, 2011
    Closing Date
    June 30, 2013
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The Africa Electrification Initiative (AEI) objective was to raise awareness for Sub-Saharan Africa practitioners on the design and implementation  of RBF/OBA  approaches.

Activities included:

  • A session  on  RBF/OBA  promoted  by  the World Bank and other donors in the regional workshop for rural electrification agencies, ministries of energy, power utilities
  • Research and analysis on RBF/OBA approaches for grid densificatio and mini-grids development
  • Internal and external promotion of OBA/RBF approaches

Operational work completed. 

The publication "Connection Charges and Electricity Access in Sub-Saharan Africa" can be found in the World Bank Policy Research Working  Paper Series. 

The book “From the Bottom Up  How Small Power Producers and Mini-Grids Can Deliver Electrification and Renewable Energy in Africa” jointly  funded  by AFREA, ESMAP and GPOBA was also published and is available on the World Bank’s Open Knowledge Repository.