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SEforALL – GMG Access to Finance

Request For Expressions of Interest

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Edition 2:   May 5, 2017 (shown)
Edition 1:   May 5, 2017

General Information

Côte d'Ivoire
   May 5, 2017
   May 31, 2017
   English
   International procurement

Contact information

   Dr. Daniel-Alexander Schroth
Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth Complex, AfDB
Côte d'Ivoire
   +225 20 26 5843.
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Assignments

Business development consultancy services   Market and economic research; polling and statistics   Financial consultancy services  

Original Text

      
The African Development Bank hereby invites consulting firms to indicate their interest for the implementation of specific activities under the Green Mini-Grid Market Development Programme (GMG MDP), Access to Finance business line.

The first phase of a Green Mini-Grids Market Development Programme, with funding from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) was launched by the SEforALL Africa Hub in 2015, while phase two is scheduled to begin in Q3 2017. The Programme aims to remove or reduce market barriers at regional scale and strengthen the ecosystem for the emergence of a thriving GMG sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Programme supports the efforts of relevant stakeholders, such as governments and project developers, in creating a favorable environment for scaling up mini-grid investment on the continent and expanding energy access to underserved communities through GMGs, thus contributing to the universal energy access objective of the New Deal on Energy for Africa. The GMG MDP has successfully positioned itself over the last two years at the center of the mini-grids movement in Africa. Phase 2 of the GMG MDP envisages transforming the MDP into the “go to” one-stop-shop for mini-grids in Africa.

The MDP is implemented through five business lines: (i) Market Intelligence; (ii) Business Development Support; (iii) Policy and Regulatory Support; (iv) Quality Assurance and (v) Access to Finance.
This expression of interest refers to the fifth business line (Access to Finance). During the 1st phase the MDP carried out a supply-side scoping of financing instruments that can support GMG projects as well as a demand-side scoping regarding the financing needs of GMG developers.


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