This publication aims to arm policymakers and other stakeholders with a framework to help them consider the design of an appropriate end-user subsidy for solar irrigation. IFC and Dalberg used a combination of research methods to inform this report including a literature review of prior lessons from programs in Asia and Africa, guidelines on subsidies across sectors, and interviews with ~38 policymakers, distributors, manufacturers, farmer groups, non-profits and financiers who are active in the solar water pump industry.
Lighting Global seeks to develop the decision-making toolkits to improve SWP subsidy design and implementation. This would allow the roll-out of PULSE and off-grid tools in a way that benefits SHFs and generates positive market growth and development.
Resource Type: Market Analysis & Trends