Results presentation from the pilot programme in Zambia

Results presentation from the pilot programme in Zambia

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A post programme evaluation has been carried out of the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ) pilot programme implemented between 2016-2022. A presentation of these results will be held on 17 June at 15:00-16:00 EEST and is open for all. Register to the event through this link.


The Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia programme was a multi-year initiative aimed at stimulating the off-grid energy market in Zambia. Managed by the Embassy of Sweden and executed on the ground by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and later Nefco, the Facility Manager of BGFA. The pilot programme centered on three key pillars: results-based financing for energy service providers, a market change platform through the Zambian Off-Grid Task Force, and the EDISON data and monitoring system.

The support under the BGFZ pilot programme facilitated the installation of almost 3 MW of renewable energy, reaching over one million Zambians and significantly reducing CO2 emissions.

The event on 17 June

The presentation will delve into the results of the ex-post evaluation of BGFZ, conducted by Greencroft Economics. The evaluation assessessed the programme’s effectiveness, impact, and sustainability from 2016 to 2022. It covered various aspects such as the financial and technical support provided to the four supported energy service providers under the pilot programme, their progress towards sales targets, and the broader market impact.

The presentation will also offer insights into lessons learned and recommendations for future initiatives to enhance off-grid energy access and market development in similar contexts.


15:00: Welcoming by Petra Mikkolainen, Senior Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Manager, Nefco

15:05: Opening words by Adam Öjdahl, First Secretary & Regional Energy Adviser, Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi

15:10-15:40: Presentation of the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the Ex-post evaluation of the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia by Ed Day, Greencroft Economics

15:40-16:00: Discussion and Q&A session


Register to the webinar latest by 17 June at 13:00 (EEST) through this link.

The ex-post evaluation reports

Download the ex-post evaluation reports for further information: the summary report & the full report

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