Direct naar content EnDev

COVID-19: EnDev presents set of instruments for relief and Green Economic Recovery

Women in Tanzania admiring pico PV products. Copyright: GIZ

EnDev quickly reacted to the emerging crisis in the off-grid energy sector in 2020. The partnership introduces a new publication outlining the set of innovative instruments EnDev applied to counter the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the fallout of the COVID-19 crisis hit the off-grid energy markets in 2020, there was an immediate need to stabilise the already considerable progress towards SDG7 alongside the incomes and livelihoods of some of the poorest people in the world. EnDev, with the support of its donors and additional funds from BMZ and NORAD, quickly reacted with a set of innovative and focused instruments. These instruments ranged from demand-side subsidies and supply-side support to efforts to stimulate an enabling environment, and were geared towards both immediate relief and more long-term green economic recovery.

With some 14 million Euros of dedicated grants towards companies, end-users, health-centres and vulnerable groups, EnDev swiftly emerged as one of the largest technical assistance programs effectively countering the impacts of the pandemic and softening its blow.

The present publication provides an overview of instruments EnDev utilised, such as COVID-PAY, COVID-ASSIST and COVID-BUILD, explains the different interventions in detail and zooms in on country perspectives. It is part of a larger COVID learning agenda which EnDev will implement in 2021.  

Full report

Review 2020: Energising the Green Economic Recovery

More News

  • News
    Africa Climate Summit & Week: Momentum for clean cooking   

    At this year’s Africa Climate Summit & Week, EnDev could showcase its contributions to combating climate change. Together with its partners, EnDev introduced the Global eCooking Coalition and its Global eCooking Accelerator. Towards the end of the week, EnDev and one of its associated projects engaged in discussions on clean cooking and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

  • News
    Cooking and Cooling: Creating sustainable access in Rwanda

    In Rwanda, EnDev is supporting the ambitious energy transformation through different measures. Two noteworthy initiatives are on reducing the climate impact of cooking and on cooling as a service.