A Program for Rural Electrification with Renewable Energy Using the Popular Participation Law

Project Summary

The programme being initiated in this project seeks to test out a process whereby rural communities can develop an organization to obtain financing for their renewable electrification investments, procure the renewable energy services from private sector providers, oversee installation of those systems and contract for the maintenance of those systems. For this process to be sustainable, the households and communities must be satisfied with the electrify services provided while paying back the principal and interest to the relevant financial institutions.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economic Development
GEF Project Manager


Project Preparation Grant Amount
237,446 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,211,719 USD
Co-financing Total
4,056,250 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 8,505,415.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Apr 1997
Concept Approved
01 Apr 1997
Project Approved for Implementation
28 May 1999
Project closed
31 Dec 2006