Designing Sustainable Off-grid Rural Electrification Projects: Principles and Practices


World Bank
The Energy and Mining Sector Board
1 November 2008

Based on practical knowledge and international experience accumulated via past and ongoing World Bank operations, this resource aims to provide World Bank staff and others interested in off-grid electrification with useful guidelines for designing sustainable off-grid projects. Given the unique features of projects and country situations, the resource offers basic design principles and sound practices for effective decision making.