Emerging and frontier markets are not yet attracting enough capital to create the energy infrastructure for a high energy future for all.
Limits to the Current Approach
The energy infrastructure space may seem crowded, with efforts from governments, the World Bank, regional development banks, bilateral agencies like the MCC and OPIC, and initiatives like Power Africa and the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All. But these are not yet finding enough private capital needed to fill the long-term gaps. Additionally, many of these agencies are picking specific technologies rather than supporting the fill range of least-cost options countries need.
The Hub will curate information about the different actors in energy finance to better inform decision makers about the options and tradeoffs. The Hub will also try to influence some of those players by delivering customized data-driven analysis.
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