VIDA for mini-grid site selection in Togo

Data-driven mini-grid tendering using Village Data Analytics

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This case study shows how VIDA can support government planners and DFIs to prepare data-driven mini-grid tenders. In Togo, VIDA conducted a review of the quality of on-ground survey data collected from 317 potential mini-grid villages. Then, we illustrate how VIDA can complement on-ground survey data with additional information and mini-grid specific data analysis.

During this study, we found that survey parameters have weak correlations, making them unreliable to assess the viability of mini-grid sites. We have added our suggestions on:

  1. how VIDA can enhance the quality of survey data with additional data

  2. how its algorithm can analyze villages for mini-grid viability and

  3. how VIDA can support the mini-grid tendering process reliably, at scale and at speed

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