Advancing Mini-Grids in Sierra Leone: Exploring a Holistic Framework of Policies, Regulations, and Institutions
This report provides analysis on ongoing rural electrification efforts of the Government of Sierra Leone. It builds on an earlier briefing paper entitled Rural Electrification in Sierra Leone: The Role of Mini Grids vis-à-vis Stand-alone Home Systems and Grid Extension, also authored by SD Strategies.
The report outlines key findings based on the review of existing policies and regulations that are relevant for developing the mini-grid sector in Sierra Leone. It then discusses policy and institutional reform options that can inform the Government’s decision-making. Our analysis uses an original framework based on international best practice for mini-grid sector development. This holistic framework details key policy, regulation and effective governance indicators and was designed specifically to assess the current status of the policy environment in Sierra Leone. This framework can serve as a toolkit and reference guide to keep track of progress in supporting the advancement of mini-grids in Sierra Leone.