Building Solar Markets, Transforming Lives

Lighting Global is the World Bank Group’s platform to support sustainable growth of the off-grid solar market to help the 1.2 billion people worldwide who presently live without access to affordable, reliable and safe modern energy. Learn 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 1.2 billion people without grid electricity.

WHAT WE DO

The Lighting Global program supports market development by working with private companies to lower first-mover risk and mobilize private sector investment through market intelligence, quality assurance, business support services and consumer education.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE

Who have benefited from using Lighting Global quality verified solar lighting products.

As of June 2017. Data based on semi-annual IFC client company self-reported sales data.
CUMULATIVE REPORTED SALES

Of Lighting Global quality verified solar lighting products since 2008.

As of June 2017. Data based on semi-annual IFC client company self-reported sales data.

Associate Program

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 markets capable of bringing high quality, affordable modern off-grid lighting products to off-grid consumers

Read more about the Associate Program.