UGANDA: A Bundled Approach to Mini-Grid Tendering
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This case study describes the development of the mini-grid framework in Uganda. The framework is particularly interesting because it integrates several of the main building blocks of mini-grid development, such as planning, financing, licensing and procurement, under a single process and facilitates multi-site development.
Ensuring all framework elements are ideally designed and well fitted to each other took extra work and time at the outset. However, once set up, the process can be replicated and scaled up and private mini-grid developers can significantly reduce project development timeframes and costs for many mini-grids in an integrated process.