Energising Development (EnDev) delivers permanent access to modern energy technologies and services. The programme focuses on households, social institutes, and small to medium-sized enterprises in developing countries. EnDev’s projects take place in 20 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Around 4 billion people do not have access to electricity or modern cooking technologies. This has a serious impact on the quality of life, income opportunities, the environment, health, and education. EnDev’s involvement focuses on access to modern, renewable energy. This helps strengthening socio-economic development and combatting climate change.
What does EnDev do?
EnDev supports market development for modern energy facilities, especially in rural areas. For example, renewable energy for cooking, lighting and charging mobile phones. Part of the programme involves the training and coaching of manufacturers and retailers. They learn about cleaner cooking solutions and small solar energy systems. The programme also supports the construction of electricity connections via mini-grids. EnDev also stimulates the production of biogas for household purposes.
The EnDev programme focuses on supply and demand. On the demand side, the programme creates awareness and supports the introduction of new business models such as PAYGO, consumer loans and so on. On the supply side, projects provide quality and availability of these energy products. The EnDev programme has no subsidy component. It publishes specific calls for proposals in the form of result-based financing.
EnDev aims to achieve sustainable access to modern energy for 27.5 million people by 2022. By the end of 2019, EnDev had facilitated access to modern energy services and technologies for:
- 22.9 million people,
- 27,390 social infrastructures, and
- 53,860 small and medium-sized enterprises.
Linking EnDev Partners
EnDev is a strategic partnership of dedicated donors, partners and individuals. All work together to support social development and economic growth. Together, they provide access to modern, renewable energy in more than 20 countries. The partnership is the driving force behind EnDev's success. Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom work together. They aim to speed up energy access and socio-economic development.
The German Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency coordinate the programme. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency does this on behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.