Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2008
Date Amended:


Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector), Voluntary Approaches>Public Voluntary Schemes, Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments>GHG emissions trading, Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments>Green certificates, Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments>White certificates
Policy Target:Hydropower, Bioenergy>Biomass for power, Solar>Solar photovoltaic, Wind>Onshore
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small
Agency:Ministry of Energy, Agency for Rural Electrification Development; Agency for Rural Electrification Development
Legal References:Law 2002-001; Decree 2001-173;
Funding:Government, WB, GIZ, UE, BAD

Madagascar has significant renewable energy resources such as hydro, solar, wind, biomass, but they are poorly exploited. Despite these resources, the rate of access to electricity is only 12% at the national level and less than 5% in rural areas.

To achieve the Millennium Development Goals and the "Sustainable Energy for All" Programme, the Government of Madagascar has taken the initiative to implement the Decentralised Rural Electrification Program to improve the rate of access to electricity in rural areas by prioritizing the deployment of renewable resources.

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