UPDATE | Energy Access Relief Fund Reaches First Close

This week, the post-COVID Energy Access Relief Fund (EARF) launched with a first close of $68 million and a target of over $80 million to protect energy access for at least 20 million people in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Social Investment Management and Advisors (SIMA Funds) is the sole Fund Manager of the EARF. Since … Read More

PRESS RELEASE | New Reporting Standards Could Energize the Off-Grid Solar Industry

Washington, D.C., July 14, 2021 — CGAP, GOGLA, and Lighting Global today launched the PAYGo Performance, Reporting and Measurement (PAYGo PERFORM) financial reporting framework for the pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) solar industry. Developed through an industry-led process involving roughly 600 stakeholders, the framework represents a significant step toward helping this promising young industry improve performance, present an accessible … Read More

BLOG | How a New Set of Metrics Is Poised to Transform PAYGo Solar

The PAYGo PERFORM Key Performance Indicators offer a pathway to growth and maturity for the off-grid solar industry By Roan Borst, Bill Gallery, Kevin Kennedy, Nicky Khaki & Max Mattern Just as mobile phones leapfrogged landlines to bring connectivity to even the most remote corners of the globe, pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) solar has been hailed as … Read More


  WEBINAR Introducing the PAYGo PERFORM Key Performance Indicators Watch the Webinar Recording Event Details & Speaker Bios A decade after the lights went on for the first PAYGo customers, the sector finds itself at a crossroads. Explosive growth and an incredible influx of capital have transformed what was once a handful of start-ups into … Read More

H2 2020 Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report

Every six months, GOGLA and The World Bank Group’s Lighting Global program publish the Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report, a market intelligence series on sales and impact of off-grid solar lighting products, sold by GOGLA and Lighting Global affiliates. Since H2 2018, the report also includes sales numbers of off-grid appliances, in partnership with the … Read More

VIDEO | PAYGo Path To Profitability Training (Webinar Recording)

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for the PAYGo sector’s productivity and profitability.  At Lighting Global, we are working on several initiatives to help you minimize these impacts and position your company for life post COVID. Path to Profitability is a training toolkit that enables senior management at  PAYGO companies to analyze the unit economics underlying their business models and determine whether they are on a credible path toward profitability. Originally designed as an intensive in-person exercise, this year, IFC has developed an online module,  “The P2P Capsule,”  which provides a virtual introduction and immediate insight for examining profitability drivers as … Read More

The Future of Lighting Global

IFC winds down Lighting Global Support to focus on mobilizing investment for Off-Grid Solar sector, World Bank expands program with ESMAP A Letter from Russell Sturm & Dana Rysankova Colleagues, For more than a decade, the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global program has been at the forefront of the drive to expand access to modern … Read More

Expanding Energy Access While Reducing GHG Emissions

On Earth Day 2020, more than 5,000 environmental groups from 184 countries, representing hundreds of millions of citizens around the world, sent a message to global leaders that they wanted quick and decisive action on global warming and clean energy.  Since then, Earth Day has picked up momentum, and has grown to the world’s largest … Read More

Job Opportunities | ECOWAS now hiring for the Regional Off-Grid Electricity Access Project (ROGEAP)

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is now hiring for the following core staff positions of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of the Regional Off-Grid Electricity Access Project (ROGEAP): Senior Advisor to the Commissioner Financial Management Specialist Procurement Specialist Communication Officer Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Administrative Officers (2) Further information about the positions … Read More