Guides

The following guides have been prepared by GVEP International and The Ashden Awards. They focus on different aspects of finance for sustainable energy enterprises and are designed specifically for small-scale energy projects in developing countries.

Carbon finance: a guide for sustainable energy enterprises and NGOs  

This guide has been designed to help energy entrepreneurs to understand better whether they should consider carbon finance more closely in their business plans, and to provide recommendations on the first steps to assess their potential. 
Click on the link to download the Carbon finance guide.

End user finance: a guide for sustainable energy enterprises and NGOs

This guide is to introduce the concept of end-user finance, to summarise key issues involved in providing finance for the purchase of sustainable energy products and services, and to provide recommendations on how to develop an end-user finance strategy. 
Click on the link to download the End user finance guide.

Investment: a guide for sustainable energy enterprises and NGOs
 

This guide provides an introduction to assist sustainable energy enterprises or NGOs that are seeking investment to start or expand their activities. It explains why investment is necessary and how to go about getting it. 
Click on the link to download the Investment guide.

Monitoring and Evaluation in Energy for Development International working group
 

Many energy projects are faced with the challenge of developing reliable, cost effective and credible means for measuring their effectiveness. This Guide proposes a step by step approach to building project-specific monitoring and evaluation procedures. It is intended for projects for which the M&E method has not already been determined by a project donor or stakeholder. The guide was developed by the M&EED Group, as a contribution to the progress of energy access projects. 
Click on the link to download the Monitoring and Evaluation guide.