Evaluation of the Mwangaza Mashinani Pilot Project in Kenya

The Project at A Glance

The Government of Kenya’s Mwangaza Mashinani pilot project is designed to enhance energy access to the most vulnerable segment of the Kenyan population to increase their well-being in terms of health, education and livelihoods with a particular focus on women and children. Additionally, the project seeks to develop markets for solar energy by increasing the penetration of solar products to previously underserved communities. The project provides cash top-ups to purchase solar home systems (SHS) and behaviour change communication (BCC) to poor and vulnerable households in Garissa and Kilifi counties.

International Economics, in collaboration with Oxford Policy Management, conducted an independent evaluation, including value for money analysis, of the project.

What We Found

International Economics provided methodological guidance and quality assurance to the work under the costing analysis and also assisted the evaluation team throughout the project.

Our Strategy and Impact

In particular, the team proposed a mixed methods evaluation guided by the programme’s theory of change. As part of this evaluation, the team conducted a costing analysis which focused on questions of economy, efficiency and effectiveness. The analysis drew on secondary data including the project’s financial reports and data, literature and comparative studies, key programme documents, partner entity financial reports and OPM’s baseline and endline surveys.

Our Core Solutions

Applying our analysis and research knowledge, we help our clients maximise efficiency and improve their development objectives. Through the lessons learnt and the feedback mechanisms we implement in our monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) processes, we support institutional strengthening and the re-alignment of resources to ensure the sustainability and maximum impact of projects, helping our clients make well-informed strategic decisions.

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