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The Biomass Energy Strategy (BEST) initiative aims to build awareness of biomass as Africa's main source of primary energy and to highlight its relevance to poverty alleviation efforts, especially among decision-makers at policy level.

Source: EU Energy Initiative: Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF), Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Date: March 2011

This report identifies the main risks and barriers limiting investment. It also supplies a toolkit for policy makers, public and private investors, and public finance institutions to scale up their investments in renewable energy.

Source: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

This report examines the key factors influencing investors in mini-grid projects, including licensing, tariff regulation, access to finance and specific project risks related to the eventual arrival of the main grid.

Source: International Renewable Energy Access
Date: September 2016

This presentation review energy access progress in Tanzania and strategies from the Rural Energy Agency to expand access, including facilitating renewable energy projects and energy efficiency.

Source: Rural Energy Agency, Tanzania
Date: 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.

Source: Overseas Development Institute
Date: January 2016

This report analyzes the risks to Nigeria's development prospects that climate change poses to agriculture, livestock and water management.

Source: World Bank
Date: June 2013

This publication identifies gender-responsive strategies in the renewable energy sector and supports the formulation and implementation of policies in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) renewable energy sector that are informed and strengthened by the provision of reliable analysi

Source: The Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC)
Date: August 2016

This report compares the potential and cost of three national policies (renewable energy quota or REQ, public benefit fund, and clean development mechanism) to address accessibility, affordability, and import dependence issues in Ghana.

Source: United Nations
Date: May 2006

This report examines the feasibility and implementation of Burkina Faso's electrification program to boost countrywide network coverage, improve network-operating conditions, and increase the number of localities and households with access to electricity.

Source: African Development Bank
Date: July 2009

This report provides insights into how countries can address lack of electricity access in slums. It includes examples of approaches taken in the Philippines, South Africa, Brazil, and India.

Source: United States Agency for International Development
Date: December 2004