Non-Financial Returns of Enterprise-Led Development Assistance - A Study of Energy-Related Enterprises

Kolominskas, Chaim (2003). Non-Financial Returns of Enterprise-Led Development Assistance - A Study of Energy-Related Enterprises Masters' Thesis, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University.

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Author Kolominskas, Chaim
Thesis Title Non-Financial Returns of Enterprise-Led Development Assistance - A Study of Energy-Related Enterprises
School, Centre or Institute International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Institution Lund University
Publication date 2003-10-01
Thesis type Masters' Thesis
Subjects 300800 Environmental Sciences
291104 Environmental Technologies
300903 Sustainable Development
Abstract/Summary The Rural Energy Enterprise Development (REED) initiative provides assistance to energy-related enterprises to prepare them for growth and to make eventual investments by mainstream financial partners less risky. This study assesses the non-financial returns of a number of REED-type enterprises and provides guidance for the selection and ongoing evaluation of these enterprises within the context of development interventions. This study concludes that desired development outcomes should provide the basis for programme objectives against which non-financial returns can be measured. However, qualitative information is also necessary, as the context within which an enterprise operates largely defines the importance of these returns. Further work to improve the understanding of this context is necessary prior to the development of a formalised monitoring programme. Limitations of the assessment process should be recorded and addressed through the ongoing review of the programme, other monitoring efforts and further research.
Keyword non-financial returns
enterprise led development assistance
sustainable development
REED
small scale energy production

Document type: Thesis
Collection: UQ Theses Collection (non-RHD) - Open Access
 
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Created: Fri, 14 Oct 2005, 10:00:00 EST by Chaim Kolominskas