Access to Energy Learning Series

Here we share insight emerging from our Access to Energy portfolio, run in partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).





AMDA 'SMART' Results-Based Financing (RBF) Programme Recommendation
Author: AMDA (African Mini-grid Developer Assocation) (July 2018)

The DRC - the best PAYG solar market in the world?

Author: BBOXX (June 2018)

A Business-First Approach to Gender Inclusion

Author: Value For Women (June 2018)

Mapping the Ugandan off-grid energy market
Author: Ugandan Off-grid Energy Market Accelerator (UOMA) (May 2018)

Mini-grids on the trajectory of rural electrification in Africa (an AMDA position paper)
Author: John Kidenda, African Mini-grid Developers Association (AMDA) (April 2018)

Making it Rain: Emerging opportunities for improved solar water pumps

Author: Charlie Nichols and Samir Ibrahim, Co-Founders, SunCulture (December 2017)

Gender inclusion strategies for SMEs in the off-grid energy sector

Author: Value For Women (December 2017)

Imperial College study looks at off-grid storage solutions

Author: Imperial College (December 2017)

M-KOPA Labs off-grid R&D brings whole new grid classifications

Author: M-KOPA Labs (December 2017)

Capital needs to connect off-grid households in sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Sam Parker, Director, Shell Foundation (November 2017)

Achieving SDG 7: The need to disrupt off-grid electricity financing in Africa
Author: Catalyst Off-Grid Advisors (November 2017)

Off-grid energy country focus: Uganda
Author: Open Capital Advisors (November 2017)
     Mapping the Market
     Productive Use

Building a salesforce fit to travel the 'Last Mile'

Author: Scott Roy and W Roy Whitten, PhD, Whitten & Roy Partnership (November 2017)

Lighting the way for women: How sustainable energy SMEs are adopting new strategies to build gender-inclusive sales teams

Author: Rebecca Fries and Stephanie Finigan, Value For Women (November 2017)

Energy portfolios of the rural poor: findings of a pilot study in India

Author: Rishi Argarwar, Chandrima Das and Harvey Koh, FSG (November 2017)

Enabling financial inclusion through new credit assessment models
Author: DharmaLife (November 2017)

Building a female-led sales force
Author: Envirofit (November 2017)

Three insights into the cold chain market in Rural India
Author: Heidi Hafes and Lisa Conibear, Shell Foundation (May 2017)

Innovations in credit assessment: unlocking finance for off-grid energy providers
Author: Simon Meier (May 2017)

Securitization: Unnecessary Complexity Or Key to Financing the DESCO Sector?
Author: Chris Aidun and Dirk Muench, Persistent Energy Capital (November 2016)

Critical Success Factors for Scaling Innovation in Asset Finance for Small and Growing Agribusinesses
Author: EVPEN (September 2016)

Enterprise Solutions for 2030: Building inclusive markets to accelerate progress towards the SDGs
Author: Shell Foundation (October 2015)

d.light Solar Home System Impact Evaluation
Author: d.light Design (May 2015)


Subscribe to the Shell Foundation newsletter

Subscribe to this report