Benin Off Grid Energy Access Incentives
Only about 41% of the population of Benin had access to electricity as of 2016. In rural areas, where just over half of Benin’s population live, access was only about 18%. In addition, “access” (having any electricity or not) belies a spectrum of reliability, quality, and affordability for consumers. Benin suffers from almost total production dependence on regional partners, insufficient supply, and inadequate infrastructure.
Working with Social Impact, the project will evaluate the OGEAP, including conducting a performance evaluation of a grant facility, an impact evaluation of discrete off-grid investments, and a cost-benefit analysis, which will help to better understand effective ways of incentivizing off-grid electrification.