Designing sustainable off-grid rural electrification projects: principles and practices

Based on practical knowledge and international experience accumulated via past and ongoing World Bank operations, this Note aims to provide World Bank staff and others interested in off-grid electrification with useful guidelines for designing sustainable off-grid projects. Given the unique features of projects and country situations, the note does not seek to prescribe solutions for success. Rather, it offers basic design principles and sound practices for effective decision-making.