Bringing Small Scale Finance to the Poor for Modern Energy Services: What is the Role of Government?


United Nations
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Ellen Morris
Gathu Kirubl
1 August 2009

This report examines the gap between access to modern energy and small-scale finance, and it focuses on the role of governments in bridging the gap. The report highlights the experiences of Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nepal, and Tanzania, and it recommends priority actions to be taken by governments.