German development bank KfW and Nairobi-based African Trade Insurance (ATI) are launching the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF), a new instrument intended to support clean energy independent power producers (IPPs) in sub-Saharan Africa by helping them to maintain cashflow in the event that their offtaker stops payment. As IPP offtakers are frequently all-but-insolvent state-owned entities, the RLSF’s promoters see the facility as filling a necessary gap by providing short-term liquidity when payments flows dry up.