Lighting Global is the World Bank Group’s platform supporting sustainable growth of the international off-grid lighting market as a means of increasing energy access to people not connected to grid electricity.
Through Lighting Global, IFC and the World Bank work with the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA), manufacturers, distributors, and other development partners to develop the off-grid lighting market.
The Lighting Global program provides market insights, steers development of quality assurance frameworks for modern, off-grid lighting devices and systems,and promotes sustainability, in partnership with industry.
IFC and World Bank jointly manage off-grid lighting programs in more than 10 African countries through the Lighting Africa program. The success of the Lighting Africa program has inspired programs in Bangladesh, India and Papua New Guinea, with more programs being developed in Pakistan and Indonesia.
Lighting Global supports Lighting Africa, Lighting Asia and Lighting Pacific, which work along the supply chain of off-grid lighting products and systems to reduce market entry barriers and first mover risks.
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