Taking the key question "What is the secret of the successful biogas programmes, and what is SNV doing to achieve this?" as its point of departure, the paper identifies five features, and their challenges, of the approach:
Thorough, participatory and context-specific preparation;
A sustainable sector as the ultimate long-term objective;
Interlinking impact and capacity development targets;
Promoting a market-oriented approach;
Attributing sector-functions to multiple stakeholders.