Biogas for Better Life: An African Initiative - A cost-benefit analysis of national and regional integrated biogas and sanitation programs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Renwick, M., Subedi, S.P., Hutton, G. (2007)

Published in: 2007

Winrock International

Renwick, M., Subedi, S.P., Hutton, G.

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Winrock International conducted a financial and economic cost-benefit analysis of an integrated household-level biogas, latrine, and hygiene program in Sub-Saharan Africa to help inform investment decisions related to the Biogas for Better Life initiative. An understanding of financial and economic returns are key ingredients in the decision-making process and the development of a successful program. Financial analysis of costs and benefits provides insight into consumer willingness to invest in combined biogas and sanitation technologies by capturing potential net returns to the household. Economic analysis of cost and benefits at the programmatic level provides donors, policy makers, and sector experts with the information needed to compare alternative development investments. The analysis was conducted for the Sub-Saharan Africa initiative as a whole as well as Uganda, Rwanda, and Ethiopia where national programs are being considered. The analysis relies on data provided by teams conducting country-level feasibility studies, other secondary sources, and limited primary data collection. For the sub-Saharan African Program, the financial internal rate of return (FIRR) for the base case scenario was 7.5% and the economic internal rate of return (EIRR) 178%.

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Renwick, M., Subedi, S.P., Hutton, G. (2007). Biogas for Better Life: An African Initiative - A cost-benefit analysis of national and regional integrated biogas and sanitation programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Winrock International

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