New Tools & Resources

The Power Africa Toolbox

Power Africa offers a “toolkit” for stakeholders with resources and tools to support a range of areas including:

  • Early Stage Transaction Support
  • Finance
  • Capacity Building
  • Legal Assistance
  • Policy / Regulatory Design & Reform
  • Informational Resources

Energy and Extractives Open Data Platform Now Online

The Energy and Extractives Global Practice of the World Bank, together with ESMAP, has established an Open Data Platform to provide a home for the statistical, measurement and survey data generated by World Bank Group projects in the energy sector. The platform is a cloud-based solution provided by Socrata that conforms to open data standards.

New Fact Book introduces Smart-Grid Technologies, SBC Energy Institute

This new publication provides a comprehensive yet accessible overview of modernized electricity networks and related technologies. It addresses:

  • Challenges of traditional grid designs
  • Key smart-grid technologies
  • Benefits and challenges of smart-grid roll-out
  • Status of smart-grid deployment, and
  • Some key incentive policies

Access to Finance Portal for Africa Launched

Access to Finance Portal for Africa (AFPA), a new non-commercial web portal on financing information has been launched. This portal is an initiative of Comesa Regional Investment Agency (RIA) and is supported by the ACP Business Climate facility (BizClim). The platform will allow the users to navigate through various funding as well as insurance information, to find the most suitable one for their projects or enterprises.

Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Program (RECP) Focuses on Facilitating Private Investments in Africa

The Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Program (RECP) aims at developing the renewable energy market in Africa by supporting the private sector. It is currently initiating a set of activities that are geared towards facilitating private investments in several African countries. These activities will initially focus on countries like Nigeria and Rwanda and will later be expanded to other countries in 2016. For more information, please contact RECP at The RECP also published a new video to promote its services for entrepreneurs in Africa and can be viewed here.