Information Design

Minigrid DESCOs

For World Bank,
New York,

New ideas for emerging market energy

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank, has developed an impressive body of policy advisory work for off-grid energy that we have helped to package.

Creating markets, creating opportunities


The IFC carried out a benchmarking exercise in mid-2016, of mini-grid distributed energy services companies (DESCOs) in Tanzania as part of its market development work. The objective was to help stakeholders better design interventions, to catalyze growth of mini-grid DESCOs and create investor interest. Understanding the financial and operational performance of DESCOs is critical to assessing investment potential.