The larger goal of blending is a noble one and it is time that a common understanding is achieved among the blenders of capital so that both sides know what to expect. Blended finance is in fashion in the development finance world. It refers to the merging of public and private funds to maximize development impact and is most often called upon in reference to meeting the sustainable development goals (SDGs) that countries valiantly agreed to in 2015.
Blended finance is talked about as a mechanism to reduce investment risks associated with things such as basic healthcare, energy access and livelihood for the poorest. The phrase is being floated at all manner of international gatherings—from meetings of the World Bank to those of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), as a way to make the limited pool of $140 billion international public funds go farther.
የውሃ መስኖና ኤሌክትሪክ ሚኒስቴር የ2011 በጀት ዓመት በጀት 11.697 ቢሊዮን ብር ነው::የውሃ፣መስኖና ኤሌክትሪክ ሚኒስቴር በ2011 በጀት ዓመት በመደበኛና በፕሮጀክቶች ለሚያከናውናቸው ሥራዎች 11.697 ቢሊዮን ብር ከመንግሥትና ከልማት አጋሮች ተመድቦለታል፡፡
የተመደበው በጀት የመደበኛው ወጭ ከመንግሥት ግምጃ ቤት 0.096 ቢሊዮን ብር ሲሆን የካፒታል ወጭ ከመንግሥት ግምጃ ቤት 9.2 ቢሊዮን ብር፣ ከውጭ ዕርዳታ 0.771 ቢሊዮን ብር እንዲሁም ከውጭ ብድር 1.63 ቢሊዮን ብር ነው፡፡ ይህም ከባለፈው ዓመት በጀት በ32 % ብልጫ አለው፡፡
በበጀቱ የመስኖ ልማት፣ የመጠጥ ውሃና አቅርቦት፣ የተፋሰስ ልማትና የአማራጭ ኢነርጂ ፕሮጀክቶችና ሌሎች መደበኛ ሥራዎች ይተገበሩበታል፡፡
Source: Ethiopian Ministry of Water irrigation and Electricity(FB)
Supporting Private Sector to meet the energy needs of rural communities in Africa
The AECF renewable energy financing is US $145 million with US $62 million dedicated to REACT SSA. About 510 million people in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) currently have no access to electricity and will not get grid access in the foreseeable future, resulting in a steady increase in the number of people without electricity until at least 2025.
The slow progress and high cost of conventional solutions to the household energy crisis means that cheaper and more accessible new clean technologies offer a better chance of improved access to energy for rural households in the foreseeable future. Over the last decade, clean energy technologies have become more economical than conventional generation for many applications, and the regulatory environment to facilitate their application has improved. Risk and market failures restrict innovation and prevent the development and use of successful business models and technologies.
(ESI Africa, 25 April 2018)
State-owned Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) is inviting expressions of interest (EOI) from qualified consultancy firms to provide consultancy services for the feasibility study of Melka Sedi Thermal Power Project. The EOI is expected to lead to a request for proposal (RFP) for the above mentioned consultancy services from short-listed applicants. The purpose of this feasibility study is to assess the technical, social, and economic viability of the utilisation of the Prosopis Juliflora biomass resource in Afar National Regional State to generate 137.5MW with a new thermal power plant in Melka Sedi, 270 km from Addis Ababa.