Policy Brief: Household transition to cleaner energy in rural Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, just 5 percent of the population in rural areas has access to electricity.

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is supporting the Government of Sierra Leone to increase access to clean electricity through the Rural Renewable Energy Project (RREP).

The number of households connected to the mini-grid has been increasing over time, and have started benefitting from access to cleaner (non-fossil) energy – moving up the so called “energy ladder”.

The brief points to policies which can improve the implementation of the programme in Sierra Leone and elsewhere, contributing to a faster household transition to cleaner energy.

Renewable Energy
Sierra Leone
Madison Levine, Niccoló Meriggi, A. Mushfiq Mobarak, Vasudha Ramakrishna , Lennart Sattlegger , Maarten Voors, Ariful Islam, Julia Liborio, Ella Tyler, Sellu Kallon