This study was commissioned by DFID to use evidence relating to
renewable energy use in the health sector to answer the following
- What are the net health benefits of renewable energy sources at health
- What are the cost elements of renewable sources of energy that should
be included in cost-benefit analyses of projects that provide
renewable energy for health facilities? What are the main criteria
that determine which type of source would be best VfM in each context?
- In order to test assumptions about the health benefits of renewable
energy sources at health facilities and measure achieved outcomes,
what are the logframe indicators that might be included in projects
that provide renewable energy for health facilities?
This report includes the following sections:
- Overview of the literature review
- Description of potential benefits
- Design criteria for energy for health projects
- Renewable energy cost elements to be included in a cost-benefit
- Proposed (interim) health service and output indicators, and
- Recommendations for an approach and methodology for an
Annex C, the Excel spreadsheet, is appended to this record. Annex A
(Literature Review) and Annex B (Intervention
Study Proposal) are provided as separate
GVEP International. Powering the Health Sector - Final Report. GVEP International, London, UK (2013) 37 pp.