Employment impact assessment of the Green Mini-Grid (GMG) Facility, Kenya

This report presents an employment impact assessment (EmpIA) of the second phase of the Green Mini-Grid Facility Programme in Kenya (GMG Facility Kenya, n.d.).

For a summary of the report and its main findings, please see the Information Brief on the right side.

The ILO STRENGTHEN2 project is conducting employment impact assessments of investments in sub-Saharan Africa funded by the European Union (EU) to promote the creation of more and better jobs. This report presents an employment impact assessment (EmpIA) of the second phase of the Green Mini-Grid Facility Programme in Kenya (GMG Facility Kenya, n.d.). The programme aims to improve access to energy for people in Kenya, where the EU-funded phase envisages 33 mini-grid sites split across two developers. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected through observations during a field visit, semi-structured interviews and a questionnaire to obtain information on the operational side of mini-grids and on direct employment generated from the design and construction phase. Indirect and induced employment were estimated using the ILO-STRENGTHEN2 estimation tool, based on ILO’s Structural Model for Sustainable Development (SMSD).