Most electrification programs focus on expanding supply with limited investment devoted to enabling end uses that drive productivity improvements and meet critical needs. This report, makes the case for a greatly increased focus on supporting demand, outlines the key barriers hampering increased use of electricity, and provides a succinct set of recommendations on actions that can be taken to complement the current focus on supply- side solutions.

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Closing the Circuit, Stimulating End-Use Demand For Rural Electrification

Clean Energy Mini – Grids are isolated electricity grids powered by renewable or hybrid sources. Given the actual distribution of the unconnected population in Africa, and the cost of extending the central networks to reach remote settlements, the development of Clean Energy Mini-Grids (also called Green Mini Grids) is an important part of the regional and national strategies to achieve universal access to electricity services.

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