Rural Electrification Hybrid Systems in Mali
In rural Mali, where over 80 percent of the country’s population lives, the electrification rate is only 15 percent. GPOBA’s Rural Electrification Hybrid System Project provides incentives to private operators to increase access and make connection packages more affordable to the rural poor. The project targets poor households in rural, off-grid, remote areas that have been unable to get a mini-grid connection due to high investment cost. The project has two components—subsidies for investment in off-grid solutions, and the independent verification of outputs.