Accelerating Access to Electricity in Africa with Off-grid Solar: Off-grid Solar Country Briefing: Ethiopia

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Source:
Overseas Development Institute
Date:
1 January 2016

This country briefing is one of 13 prepared as part of a background study for the Energy Africa campaign launched by the Department for International Development. The authors conclude the “Ethiopian market is off to a good start but would benefit from less complex and better harmonized policies and regulations across different state authorities and regions. Access to FOREX [foreign currency] will remain one of the biggest barriers in the country and is part of a broader fiscal policy the government needs to review for the benefit of private sector development. The government should continue to play an increasing role in consumer awareness programmes as they are very well positioned to reach many people all over the country.”