COVID-19 Resources

A collection of resources to provide off-grid companies insight into how other industries, development partners and consulting agencies are attempting to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.  Read More  

Our Impact

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WHO WE ARE

Lighting Global is the World Bank Group’s platform to support sustainable growth of the international off-grid solar market as a means of rapidly increasing energy access to the 789 million people living without electricity.

WHAT WE DO

Lighting Global works with manufacturers, distributors, governments, and other development partners to build and grow the modern off-grid solar energy market.

Data as of June 2018. 'Basic electricity needs’ are defined according to the Multi-Tier Framework (MTF) as providing light for at least 1,000 lumen-hours (lmhr) / day and sufficient energy to keep a well-used mobile phone operational.
Cumulative Sales of Products Meeting Lighting Global Quality Standards (in millions) - nearly 35 million as of 2018
Data based on semi-annual IFC client company self-reported sales data.

Regional Programs

Boys using a solar lantern in their school classroom.

Lighting Global program and its regional affiliate programs – Lighting Africa, Lighting Asia and Lighting Pacific – all work to build sustainable markets capable of bringing high quality, affordable, modern off-grid lighting and energy products to off-grid consumers.