Digital Finance for Energy Access in Uganda: Putting Mobile Money Big Data Analytics to Work (Infographic)

  • September 23, 2019


There remains limited information on the development of PayGo solar market in Uganda particularly regarding customer outreach, expansion areas, and impact.

To close those information gaps, the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), in partnership with the Uganda Solar Energy Association (USEA), the Dalberg Data Insights (DDI), and the Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC), conducted a Big Data action research. With DDI, we developed a digital energy finance dashboard for more than 672,000 off-grid customers in Uganda. We also supplemented the big data insights with a structured survey conducted by the SERC on 424 off grid customers tracked over the same period 2016 to 2018.