The HEDERA Impact Toolkit.



Tracking progresses and enabling impact assessment at the household level

Your organization is fully committed to the development of your customers. The testimony of a few clients is just the tip of the iceberg of what you are truly achieving. Monitor your clients’ progress based on reliable data and set your next goals. The HEDERA Impact Toolkit helps you work more efficiently, focus on your customers’ needs, remain competitive in rural areas, and visualize and understand your achieved impact. Household by household. We support you in identifying energy needs of the rural populations, design energy access programs, evaluate the impact and monitor the progress out of energy poverty.

MOBILE APP:
FIELD DATA COLLECTION

Our mobile application enables quick and easy data collection in the field. No internet coverage required.

  • Forms are integrated, one per SDG & adaptable to your needs.
  • Integrate your own forms and questions.
  • Easy to install
  • Minimal training, easy to use
  • Household data collection in less than 10 minutes

THE DASHBOARD:
DATA MAPPING AND VISUALIZATION

The dashboard analyses and visualizes the collected data in real time, based on the surveys you have undertaken.


  • Automatic data analysis is based on the latest standard methodologies. Such as the ESMAP Multi-Tier Framework for the energy access (SDG7) form.
  • Compare variables, identify correlations, and track your impact.
  • Overview the data collection campaignes
  • Locate your clients and identify their needs, see the work of your loan officers, and filter your clients according to specific indicators.

THE DIGITAL REPORT:
SHARING YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS

Digital reports are instantly generated based on your field data. Accessible anywhere through a URL.


  • Automatic reports are already programmed and automatically generated with the input data.
  • Generate and select interactive graphs and chapters, and report what matters to your partners.
  • Digital report as PDF or as interactive and navigable web applications
  • Impact indicators like SPI4, IRIS+, or Gogla are calculated automatically based on the data collected. Consolidated all in one place, ready to report.

MEASURING ENERGY ACCESS

Energy access is multidimensional. Binary indicators (such as off-grid/on-grid, or cooking with/without biomass) are not sufficient for measuring energy poverty. Especially in remote regions where energy access depends on very diverse sources, simple binary indicators are often misleading. The ESMAP(Energy Sector and Management Program - The World Bank) has recently introduced the Multi-Tier Framework (MTF). Resulted from a set of studies in collaboration with academics and practitioners, the scope of the MTF is to track energy access and energy poverty along all the relevant dimensions, such as apacity, durability, quality, affordability, legality, availability, convenience, health and safety. In the MTF, each household is ranked in a Tier (from 0 - the lowest - to 5), according to the available electricity source, illumination appliances, and available cooking solutions.

RETHINKING SDG ASSESSMENT: PEPI & MTF

The HEDERA Impact Toolkit is based on the Progress out of Energy Poverty Index (PEPI). The PEPI builds upon the MTF, measuring all dimensions of energy access. Tayloring the framework and the survey to be used within the Microfinance industry, the PEPI has been designed to track the progress towards SDG7 at the level of single households.
The HEDERA Impact Toolkit combines the PEPI with a a microfinance-driven crowdsourcing of field data, drastically reducing costs for energy needs assessment, baseline assessment, and monitoring.

OUR CUSTOMERS

Impact Investors

With HEDERA you will be able to efficiently screen the investees market to find the ideal partners, as well as monitor the impact of funding programs.

Financial Institutions

Our solutions help inclusive finance institutions in implementing data-driven and cost-efficient market assessment studies, generate SDG-aligned impact report, and finding the right investment partners

Energy Technology Providers

HEDERA will assist you in developing impact assessment pipelines and in establishing robust partnerships with financial institutions, and impact investors


CASE STUDIES

We started in 2019 several pilot projects to test our solutions in different local contexts.
Have a look at our ongoing and completed case studies, or browse our portfolio

The aim of this case study is to assess and analyze the level of access to energy of a sample of clients of the inclusive financial institution Fondesurco.
The purpose of the analysis is to obtain insights and relevant information concerning energy needs, energy usages, energy expenses. Moreover, this study aims at evaluating several attributes describing energy access (access to electricity and access to modern cooking solutions). The data collection has been performed using the App HEDERA collect.

The sample - and the evaluation of the energy access attributes - allows also to evaluate a baseline with respect to SDG 7: Affordable, reliable, and safe energy for all. The baseline evaluation is based on standard metrics, implementing the Multi-Tier Framework (MTF) developed by the ESMAP sector of The World Bank. The case study is also a pioneer application of the Progress out of Energy Poverty Index (PEPI) (N. Realpe, PhD Thesis 2017), which is also based on the MTF.
Fondesurco is a Peruvian savings and credit cooperative established in the city of Arequipa. With more than 26 offices in the South of the country, located in the departments of Arequipa, Moquegua, Puno, Ayconcho and Huancavelica, Fondesurco has the vision of consolidating his presence in rural areas where access to finance is limited. As a pioneer institution in the country offering green credits, within the framework of its Renewable Energy Solutions Program (SER), its objective is to offer better access to clean energies and increase energy efficiency for the rural population with low resources.

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The aim of this case study is to assess and analyze the level of access to energy of a sample of clients of Microbanco Confiança, and to test the applicability of the HEDERA Impact Toolkit in the target rural region (including the HEDERA collect mobile App and the software for data analysis and evaluation). The data collection has been performed by two loan officers, in the offices of Boane and Magude.

Microbanco Confiança is a microfinance institution, established in 2017, providing small loans for smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs in the rural areas of Maputo Province (Southern Mozambique).

HEDERA collaborates with Hillary Kipcoech Korir, a master student at the Panafrican University for Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES) of Tlemcen (Algeria), providing software support for data collection in rural region. Mr. Korir instructed five research assistant providing installation and support in using the HEDERA collect App.

Browse the digital report of the results

Energy access is multidimensional. In order to quantify and address energy demand and energy needs of the rural population, it is highly necessary to implement tools that are not limited to a purely binary assessment (household connected/not connected to the grid). Assessing energy needs shall take into account a wider range of attributes, measuring energy access in terms of affordability, reliability, quality, and safety of energy, as well as include the possibility of using modern and alternative sources (e.g., solar home systems, mini-grids). The purpose of this pilot study was to
  • Analyze the access to energy of a sample of clients of the Mexican microfinance institution Te Creemos
  • Collect a large amount of household data within few weeks
  • Perform energy access assessment according to the Multi-Tier Framework (MTF) developed by the ESMAP sector of The World Bank.

The sample - and the evaluation of the energy access attributes - allows also to evaluate a baseline with respect to SDG 7: Affordable, reliable, and safe energy for all. The case study is also a pioneer application of the Progress out of Energy Poverty Index (PEPI), which is also based on the MTF.

For more informations and preliminary results have a look at our portfolio

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