We urgently need to understand how to improve energy access through demand-based approaches. This new study discusses how to implement demand-based approach by examining the results of a pilot project, in which health-care providers in Kenya were able to select renewable energy options to improve the continuity of power supply.

Key Findings

There is an urgent need to understand how to improve energy access. WRI partnered with Population Services Kenya (PS Kenya) to study the outcomes of an energy access project. A new WRI working paper, based on the PS Kenya case, finds that demand-based approaches for energy access must include a thorough exploration of the user’s needs, specifically, for technology, finance, and other capacity building services.

Executive Summary

Full executive summary available in the paper.