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Capacity Development for Scaling Up Decentralized Energy Access Programmes: Lessons from Nepal on its Role, Costs, and Financing

Sources:

United Nations

Alternative Energy Promotion Centre

Authors:

Elisabeth Clemens

Kamal Rijal

Minoru Takada

Date:

1 January 2010

This study examines two successful scaled-up energy service delivery programmes in Nepal: the National Improved Cooking Stoves Programme and the National Micro-Hydropower Programme. The study applies the United Nations Capacity Assessment Framework and argues that significant upfront public investment to develop local and national capacity in the beginning of the project leads to financing from private sources and success in scaling up programs in the long term.