Indonesia Green Prosperity – Renewable Energy Grant Portfolio Impact Evaluation
This evaluation is a cooperation with Social Impact Inc. based in Arlington/Virginia. The study aims at assessing the sustainability and the impacts of a mini-grid facility that provides grants to project developers for isolated grids in remote areas of Indonesia. A mixed-methods approach was pursued with in-depth interviews and focus group discussions conducted in East Kalimantan and East Sumba, complementing a structured quantitative survey in the same regions. One focus of the qualitative evaluation was to assess the operations and management of the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) that were established to run the mini-grids. The idea of those SPV is to form a consortium between the villagers and a private investor to ensure a sustainable operation.