The TA supports ADB's Energy for All Initiative, which develops new approaches for scaling up access to energy for the poor, in line with ADB's commitment to inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth.
The TA will pilot test the SMB approach to increase the number of improved water mills by helping poor households gain access to local financing, technology, and know-how to enable financially viable but nonbankable projects to become bankable. The key feature of the SMB approach is the establishment of a revolving fund to provide a menu of "gap-filling" finance (e.g., equity, debt, bridge financing, lease-toward-purchase, and partial credit guarantees) to entrepreneurs to mobilize local financing for income-generating, small-scale energy investments.
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