Sustainable development in countries like Nepal, where 44% of the population do not have access to electricity is now closely linked to access to energy. This country report looks at the status of the Scaling up Renewable Energy Programme (SREP) in Nepal. The Climate Investment Fund (CIF) is a funding channel designed to assist developing countries pilot low emission and climate resilient development approaches. As the fund unfolds, lessons can be gathered from the early stages of the programme. IIED is undertaking case studies of selected countries participating in two Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) programmes – one of which is the Scaling up Renewable Energy Programme (SREP) in Nepal and Ethiopia. This country report looks at the status of the SREP in Nepal. These initial reflections point to areas where further in-depth analysis will be needed to understand how planning and implementation decisions are made and to attribute the real cause behind observed trends.
FC Publication Date:
09 February 2014