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Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP) Flyer

21 December 2018 Kenya

The Kenya Off-Grid Solar Access Project for Underserved Counties (KOSAP) aims to increase access to modern energy services – electricity and modern cooking solutions– in households, businesses, and community and public facilities in fourteen underserved counties in Kenya.

Case Study: Developing the Solar Supply Chain in Ethiopia

16 August 2018 , , , Ethiopia

This case study outlines the key role of business development as a critical pillar of the Lighting Africa program across the countries we work in. Through training on best business practices and business-to-business linkages, the program helps off-grid energy companies fine tune their business models, sales and marketing strategies, and product distribution networks, so more … Read More

Video: Transforming Energy Access Through the Lighting Africa/Ethiopia Program


This video outlines the work done by the joint IFC-World Bank Lighting Africa/Ethiopia program in 4 regions across Ethiopia. It introduces each of our core pillars of work; (i) market intelligence, (ii) quality assurance, (iii) consumer education, (iv) business development support, and (v) access to finance, and how these support market based approaches to increasing access to … Read More

2018 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report

21 February 2018

The 2018 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report is the fourth report in a biennial series established over the past 8 years as the report of record for the off-grid solar industry. The flagship Market Trends Report provides an opportunity to step back for reflection on long-term trends, challenges and opportunities—illuminating a path forward for the … Read More

Off-grid Solar Market Assessment in Niger & Design of Market-based Solutions

17 December 2017 Niger

This report provides an assessment of the off-grid solar market in Niger, and makes recommendations for the design of market-based solutions. The report looks at selected customer segments, including private households, public institutions, large- and small-scale irrigation schemes, crop processing, water provision and public street lights, and assesses the market potential for each. Overall, the study … Read More

Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) Overview

06 December 2017 , ROGEP (Regional Off-Grid Electrificaiton Project)

The Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) will aim to increase electricity access to households, businesses, and communities through modern off-grid electrification in the 15 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo) as well … Read More

Lighting Africa Program Brochure

05 November 2017

This brochure provides a brief overview of the Lighting Africa program, including its approach and history. It replaces a previous version of the brochure published in 2015 to reflect new program-countries and updated results.