Trinomics is pleased to contribute to the evaluation of the Dutch Access to Energy Fund (AEF) from the Dutch government (DGIS), which is managed by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO). In a team with associate experts from MDF and APE Public Economics (lead), Trinomics’ experts evaluate the fund’s operations up to 2016 and provide strategic advice to the Dutch government for the future of the AEF.
In 2004, the Dutch government committed to providing 10 million people in developing countries with modern forms of sustainable energy by the year 2015. The Access to Energy Fund (AEF) was created in cooperation with FMO (the fund manager) on the 1st of November 2006 to help achieve that goal. The fund is revolving in nature (money earned from the investments are supposed to be re-invested) and aims to invest in private sector energy projects and funds in developing countries.
One of the main evaluation questions relates to the relevance of the investment portfolio in the rapidly changing environment of renewable energy finance in developing countries (‘are public investments in renewable energy private sector projects still needed?’). The evaluation team will also assess in detail the effectiveness and impact of the investment portfolio (e.g. ‘do the supported projects contribute to the target of connecting people to sustainable energy?’) and the additionality of the investments (what role do AEF investments play compared to other forms of financing available?).
For more information contact Jurgen Vermeulen