The LEAP approach is unique in that it systematically institutionalises multi-stakeholder groups (MSGs) at three levels to manage and improve electrification, following the good examples of the EITI. The three levels interact in an inclusive multi-stakeholder ecosystem: Regular dialogue at eye level ensures expectations are managed, issues are flagged, and trust is built. This way LEAP can help find local solutions to local problems as they arise over the life span of the project and address the wider national reform issues as well.
How LEAP is structured
LEAP Transparency is designed to offer a lynchpin, uniting all the necessary strands, to help ensure the best possible conditions for the most beneficial and sustainable use of electricity projects in communes, with informed and empowered stakeholders that work together to reap the benefits of electrification, and to jointly trigger wider development.
LEAP uses a novel approach that brings together the government, business and civil society sector in a structured and regular dialogue about fair and lasting access to energy that ultimately leads to sustainable electrification and local development.
The results of LEAP
1. Regular and sustainable multi-stakeholder dialogue with positive spill-over effects on the enabling environment, on productive use, on sector reform, on good governance and on transparency.
2. Informed and empowered actors of government, business and CSOs, particularly women, youth, cooperatives and local enterprises.
3. Effective stakeholder contributions to investment and development planning, and to sector reform (laws, policies and investment climate).
4. Regular reporting by MSGs on the LEAP impact and an international LEAP Standard.