ecol evaluated the second phase from 2009 to 2014 of the performance-based energy access programme “Energising Development” implemented in 24 countries.
“Energising Development” (EnDev) promotes sustainable access to modern energy services. EnDev was started in 2005 by the German and Dutch government. EnDev provides energy access to households, social institutions and small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Currently, projects are being implemented in 24 countries utilizing a broad spectrum of technologies and a variety of different project concepts and instruments. By June 2013 EnDev has facilitated access to modern energy services for more than 10 million people. EnDev is financed by the Netherlands (DGIS) and Germany (BMZ), as well as Norway, Australia, UK, Switzerland, Ireland and the EU. In collaboration with rebel group, ecol was assigned to evaluate the second phase of EnDev having started in 2009. The evaluation assessed the programme along the OECD/DAC evaluation criteria, on its development effectiveness as defined by the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, and answered 20 specific evaluation questions.