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Quick Facts

Population Size (2013): 37.6 million
Per CapitaGDP (2013): USD 418
Electricity Access Rate (2010): Rural 5.3%, Urban 55.4%, National14.6%

What’s Happened

Initial consultations with Government (2013)
Market Assessment Report (2014)

What’s Next

A new rural electrification project was approved by the World Bank Board in June 2015. The project includes support for the development of SHS markets through:

  • a working capital support facility (US$8.5 million) primarily targeting solar companies offering consumer financing through pay-as-you-go or similar arrangements,
  • quality assurance activities and public awareness campaigns.