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Table 7 Benchmarks for community participation measure and its indicators

From: Sustainability of community-owned mini-grids: evidence from India

Indicator Score 1 Score 2 Score 3 Score 4 Score 5
Participation Less than 30% of HHs surveyed report participation in meetings. This is also backed by remarks on non-usefulness of meetings. About half of HHs surveyed attend meetings and have general feeling of these being useful. Over 70% of HHs surveyed attend meetings regularly and mention raising issues for discussion.
Inclusion Less than 30% of HHs surveyed report a feeling of ownership of the installation and do not feel included in key decisions. Women in particular and representatives from households that appear marginalized are particularly disengaged. About half of HHs surveyed report a feeling of ownership and inclusion in key decisions. Engagement is low for women and marginalized households. More than 70% of HHs surveyed report a feeling of ownership and inclusion in key decisions, including women and marginalized households.