An 'Energy Market Accelerator'
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals within International Development will require a mix of public and private actions. In some places and in some sectors, harnessing the power of the private sector may be the best route to deliver sustainable social impact at scale. This is particularly true for those SDGs that involve the provision of essential services to households, such as water, energy and sanitation. The ability to respond to customer needs and to supply services in a cost-efficient way is often best done by private providers, particularly where there has never been any prior provision by the state.1 The prospect of competition between private sector providers enhances the likelihood of better outcomes for households.