Nordic Consulting Group is proud to announce the publication of the evaluation report of 'The Power Africa Project at Sida: Innovative investment mobilisation for fossil-free electrification'. 

Sida commissioned Nordic Consulting Group to undertake an utilisation focused Mid-Term Evaluation of Sida’s Power Africa Project (PAP). The Swedish PAP focuses on support to renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Africa, with the aim to reduce GHG emissions and make clean energy accessible and affordable to poor households not covered by the national transmission lines. The purpose of the evaluation was two-folded with 1) a strategic focus, assessing the implementation and results of PAP in cooperation with various external partners; and 2) an organisational dimension, focussing on the organisation of the PAP model and learning opportunities within Sida.

The evaluation finds that Sida is well on its way to reach the commitment of mobilising 1 billion USD made to the Power Africa Initiative. In addition, the evaluation points to how a team of innovative and experienced colleagues at Sida and the Swedish Embassies, backed by senior management, have managed to develop an array of development instruments and working methodologies leading to new and robust ways of de-risking investments in the sector.

The NCG team was composed by Carsten Schwensen (Team Leader), Louise Scheibel Smed, Stefan Jansson, Rene Karottki, Anise Sacranie, Sten Ström and Dolf Noppen (Quality Assurance).

The evaluation can be found and downloaded from the link below: