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close this bookPhotovoltaic Household Electrification Programs - Best Practices (WB)
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Donor support

8.19 Donor assistance is most effective when integrated into a broader rural energy or rural development plan. Donors should coordinate their support with those of governments, local organizations, other donors, and private sector stakeholders. Donor help is needed for investment financing and technology transfer. Isolated "demonstration" programs should be avoided unless they have adequate long-term support and the prospects for replication are strong. The World Bank and other multilateral banks can actively help governments develop solar and other renewable energy options, where these options meet economic, technical, and institutional needs. Donors can encourage governments to reduce or remove barriers to the economic use of solar home systems. Donors should also strengthen their own ability to identify and assess rural energy options, and make financial resources available through their bilateral and multilateral aid programs to help prepare and implement household PV projects.