Selected assessment & evaluation resources related to the off-grid energy sector compiled by MIT D-Lab energy researchers.
The first step for increasing off-grid energy access is to understand the energy needs and market opportunities in the specific community of interest. Below you can find examples of frameworks for measuring energy access and conducting user research.
D-Lab's User Research Framework
SELCO's Profiling Assessment Toolkit
The Design Exchange's includes resources on methods and case studies for understanding community and user needs
Monitoring & Evaluation
Below is information on general best practices for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of programs, as well as specific examples of approaches for M&E of energy access programs.
General Monitoring & Evaluation Resources
DFID's Tools for Development handbook includes a section on M&E
Acumen's Building Blocks for Impact Analysis
Energy Specific Monitoring & Evaluation Resources
Practical Action's Total Energy Access framework
A Guide to Monitoring and Evaluation for Energy Projects from Energy 4 Impact
ENERGY CoP: A space to foster knowledge sharing and collaboration on energy access in humanitarian settings