Lighting Global and related country programs

Lighting Global is a joint venture of the World Bank and IFC, delivering value to clients through the complementary levers of government and private sector. It deploys the relative resources of two distinctly different institutions in an integrated way:

  • IFC works with its private sector clients and partners to build supply chains and mobilize private investment
  • World Bank partners with government to support the enabling environment and mobilize public capital.

As of July 2016, the program and related country programs are active in 17 countries, with IFC country-based teams leading market development efforts in Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ethiopia, India, Bangladesh (IFC and GIZ), Pakistan, Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea and Myanmar.

In addition, the World Bank is actively engaged in adopting the Lighting Global toolkit and lending operations with government partners in seven additional countries, including Burkina Faso, Liberia, DRC, Mali, Senegal, South Sudan, and Uganda.

Where We Work Africa

Lighting Africa

  • Burkina Faso
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • South Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

Where We Work Asia

Lighting Asia

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Myanmar
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea

5 Quality Assurance Labs

  1. Schatz Energy Research Center
  2. Shenzhen Academy of Metrology and Quality Inspection
  3. Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems
  4. The Lighting Laboratory Institute for Nuclear Science & Technology
  5. Solar Lighting Laboratory, The Energy and Resources, Institute (TERI)