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Policy and Regulatory Framework Conditions for Small Hydro Power in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Mirco Gaul, Fritz Kölling, Miriam Schröder
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This discussion paper discusses barriers and potential policies to support small hydropower in Sub-Saharan Africa, including institutional arrangements, tariff structures, service standards, entry requirements, and subsidies and incentives. The paper also evaluates the potential of small hydropower as well as existing projects, laws and regulations, and financing options for select countries.