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June 2021 Bulletin: Foreword
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The Africa Clean Energy Technical Assistance Facility (ACE TAF) is delighted to feature in this quarter’s bulletin the SAS Catalogue...
RESPONSIBLE TAXATION: TO EXEMPT or not to EXEMPT
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Should all products regardless of their quality benefit from the tax exemptions? Over the years we have seen governments across...
Standards adoption: A critical first step
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The challenge of poor-quality products continues to threaten growth as more consumers embrace off-grid solutions. A 2017 Lighting Global study...
Effective coordination: the role of task forces
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The role of task forces as a mechanism for coordination in the off-grid sector cannot be understated. Often government officials...
Imposition of VAT on solar products defeats the intended purpose
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The Finance Act, 2014 amended Item 45 of the Part I of the First Schedule to the VAT Act, 2013...
Understanding how to handle E-waste in the stand-alone solar sector
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Sub-Saharan Africa, one of the fastest growing regions for waste generation, where more than half of waste is openly dumped,...
Exploring Stand-Alone Solar Opportunities Post-Covid
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Whether universal energy access (SDG 7) will be achieved by 2030 remains in question. What is not in question is...
Trends and opportunities for stand-alone solar in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2021 and beyond
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  Over the last five years, the SAS sector attracted some financing with USD 227 million invested in Nigeria, USD...
Relief for the Private Sector as Implementation of Tanzania Microfinance Regulations Becomes Clearer
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PAYGO companies argue that several requirements stipulated in the regulation for Tier 2 – Non-Deposit Taking Microfinance Service Providers don't...
Projections Show COVID-19 is Slowing Down Universal Access to Energy
COVID-19 is Slowing Down Universal Access to Energy – Projections Show
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Surveys Show COVID-19 is Slowing Down Universal Access to Energy Off-grid solar (OGS) has been instrumental in increasing electricity access...
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