Leading capacity development: a key driver for the streamlining of ODA funding for renewable in Africa

The main goal of this paper is to spot the existing barriers preventing the extension of the renewable electricity coverage in Africa and identify a high level set of recommendations to facilitate the deployment of renewable energy related Official Development Assistance (ODA). The guiding principles for ODA supported capacity development activities identified within the paper include: Supporting country leadership; Capacity development design and sequencing should fit specific country circumstances; Donor support should be provided in a coherent, coordinated, and programmatic manner, and changes in procedures and policies need to be accompanied by extensive on-the-job training to ensure that the new concepts can be implemented.