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The report provides an overview of 26 business models for energy access projects and markets. It shows the strategies and activities that EASE partners are implementing to stimulate commercial access to modern energy and to scale up energy access markets in the rural areas of Bolivia, Cambodia, Laos, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Vietnam. This publication is a product of the capacity building activities on business development services to strengthen private-sector cooperation in the rural energy sectors.

Starting in 2009, ETC has been organising a systematic training and coaching trajectory in order to build capacity on private sector cooperation and business development services. Introductory training provided by the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC/ILO) marked the first step in this trajectory.

Five EASE partners took part in the training – Energética from Bolivia, GERES from Cambodia, MFC Nyetaa from Mali, TaTEDO from Tanzania, and ENDA from Senegal. As a follow-up to the ITC/ILO training, each participant developed an action plan, identifying the challenges encountered in their private-sectorrelated work, and for which they would need expert coaching. Triodos FACET provided the necessary follow-up coaching for the partners.

The final phase of this trajectory consisted of three trainees, Marieke van der Zon, Arda Riedijk and Mayte de Vries, going to partner countries, Mali, Tanzania and Vietnam respectively, to research the business development services (BDS) within the projects and possible BDS providers that could be linked to the project in the future. Their research has been used as background information for this brochure.

This publication is the final product of the BDS trajectory to strengthen private-sector cooperation in the rural energy sectors. It aims to show the strategies and activities that EASE partners in Bolivia, Cambodia, Laos, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Vietnam are implementing to stimulate commercial access to modern energy in the rural areas of their countries. These strategies and activities specifically aim to remove obstacles in rural energy value chains, and to improve the availability of business services.

The full report can be downloaded here