Renewable energy (RE) is expected to make a major contribution to mitigating climate change in a clean energy transition towards more sustainable means. However, the major constraints to a success may lie beyond technical innovation, and instead require addressing various other key barriers to RE development. As a part of a major evaluation on RE, the World Bank undertook a Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) to explore the causal relationship between various barriers and achieving energy and environmental outcomes based on a theory of change for mobilizing investments in the sector. It helped identify causal pathways indicating necessary and sufficient conditions for successfully developing RE in-line with the expectations for achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
More information is found at: http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/601111509022015650/The-power-to-renew-evaluation-of-the-World-Bank-Group-s-support-to-electricity-supply-from-renewable-energy-resources