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Development, humanitarian action, health, education, environment : these are themes that involve numerous actors world-wide — NGOs, governmental and multilateral organisations, academic institutions, companies, consultants. Their activities give rise to knowledge, know-how, experience and problem-solving methods that are not adequately disseminated and shared between actors in the field. It is this observation that prompted the Veolia Institute to launch the FACTS Reports review in 2008, with the aim of providing a platform for the exchange of knowledge and know-how validated through the process of Peer Review, as required by the scientific community.
 

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  The 3 latest articles
 
Pico hydro turbines for electricity in rural areas

This article discusses the feedback and lessons learned, particularly from a survey carried out following the deployment program of a pico hydro power solution in a very isolated rural area in north Laos. This project is part of the strategic development for the rural eletrification of Laos, in which pico hydro power facilities constitute the main avenue of progress for the eletrification of isolated villages. 
 

► Author: Gérard Descotte
► Publication date: October 2016
► Special issue : 15
►Thematic: Access to energy and development
 

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HERi Madagascar: upscaling the energy kiosk concept

This article focuses on the experience of HERi Madagascar, a social entreprise that develops energy access  solutions for the most vulnerable rural populations, through the implementation of a network of solar energy kiosks throughout the country. The article discusses the lessons learned in the development of the business model in order to understand the challenges in upscaling the system. 
 
► Authors: Louis Tavernier and Samy Rakatoniaina.
► Publication date: October 2016
 Special issue: 15
►Thematic: Access to energy and governance
 
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Solar Loans Through a Partnership approach: Lessons From Africa

Lack of financial resources is a key barrier to access to energy in rural Africa. Since 2013, PAMIGA has been assisting rural financial institutions in developing Solar Loans to oveercome this barrier. The approach chosen was that of a "two-hand" model, where a financial institution and a solar solution provider decide to partner. This articule presents the rationale and features of the model, its first results, and the key challenges and lessons learned from its implementation in Cameroon, Ethiopia and Kenya. 

► Author: Marion Allet
► Publication date: October 2016
 Special issue: 15
►Thematic: Access to energy and development
 
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All our special issues


► 2016

SI 15
DECENTRALIZED ELECTRIFICATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Facts couv english
ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL ACCEPTABILITY OF MAJOR INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS
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► 2015

Migration et santé
                 MIGRATION AND HEALTH
blanc
  
Migration and Health
   

► 2014

FACTS Reports 2014
                      LAST MILE DELIVERY
NS 11
       STORIES OF INNOVATIVE DEMOCRACY  
                            AT LOCAL LEVEL
NS 10
HAÏTI : INNOVATIONS LOCALES, CLES POUR UN DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET INCLUSIF


► 2013 

NS 8 (santé)
       ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE, HEALTHCARE                   FUNDING AND PERFORMANCE
NS 7
                             LIVELIHOODS
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► 2012
 

NS 6
    RECONCILING POVERTY ERADICATION &
        PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT
NS 5
        WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH
NS 4
FIGHTING POVERTY, BETWEEN MARKET                                     AND GIFT


► 2011

NS 3
                                   BRAZIL
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blanc
    



► 2010

NS 2
                  MIGRATION AND HEALTH
NS 1
                      URBAN AGRICULTURE
blanc