Energy is recognized as an enabler of basic human rights. However, a majority of displaced populations still lack sufficient access to clean, sustainable, reliable, appropriate and affordable energy. Traditional grant-based funding, which humanitarian organizations rely on, is not sufficient to deliver the energy needs of the displaced or to support the required institutional energy transition.
The report provides an overview of blended finance mechanisms and their role in delivery sustainable energy solutions as part of a humanitarian crises. Drawing reflections from existing projects from across the globe, including in Sudan, Rwanda, Jordan and Kenya, the report discusses potential benefits of employing finance mechanisms such as direct funding, technical assistance, risk transfer mechanisms and market initiatives.