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Accelerating Mini-Grid Deployment In Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Tanzania


World Resource Institute


Lily Odarno

Estomih Sawe

Mary Swai

Maneno J.J. Katyega

Allison Lee

This report is the first major survey of Tanzania’s mini-grid sector. It sheds light on lessons learned from Tanzania that can help accelerate mini-grid deployment across countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The analysis points to three key actions for governments and practitioners across the continent: (1) creating an adaptive and responsive policy approach, (2) focusing on the entire mini-grid ecosystem and (3) investing in both qualitative and quantitative assessments of the development impacts of mini-grids.