3.2 Development Organization Interventions
Development organizations may introduce an agenda or programs that present a significant influence on the adoption of SPIS within a country or region. Most of these organizations build their agendas around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) necessitating an understanding of SPIS within the SDGs. SPIS falls in an interesting cross-section of several SDGs including:
- SDG #2 which is aimed at ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture;
- SDG #7 on ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all and;
- SDG #13 on taking urgent action to combat climate change and its actions.
It is therefore important to understand the target areas of action for development organizations working in a country or region to identify opportunities for SPIS.
Development organizations may vary as civil society organizations, research institutions, and bilateral and multilateral development organizations. It is observed that involvement of these organizations in SPIS at a localized level is often well positioned to bring the various elements needed to promote SPIS uptake together in a systematic, integrated way to empower individual actors and create market momentum.
Ordinarily, development organizations vary from country to country, but they can be assessed in terms of:
- Organizations that have national programs that promote adoption of irrigation systems
- Development agencies that have national programs that specifically promote adoption of SPIS.
Development organizations differ in knowledge, experience, needs and capacity. They each assess the market situation differently, and their specific areas of expertise can address different market development hurdles. Taken together, a comprehensive picture of the market potential for SPIS emerges, including the barriers that currently impede its adoption and the incentives needed to move forward.
Countries or regions with national interventions on irrigation and/or SPIS are more likely to create a positive atmosphere which is more likey to work in to the advantage of SPIS uptake.
• Assessment of national development agencies interventions in irrigation and SPIS within a country or region.
- List of possible development agencies in irrigation and/solar system
- Civil society organizations
- Research institutions
- Bilateral organizations
- Multilateral organizations
- For an agenda or program to be a significant parameter in influencing the SPIS market potential, it needs to be of a size significant enough to shift market dynamics. For instance, a program implemented at a national scale is likely to have a more significant impact on SPIS operations than one implemented at a very localized level.