With support from ESMAP, a new World Bank electrification project will leverage private sector investments in solar mini grids and standalone solar systems to provide electricity to 2.5 million people and 70,000 micro, small, and medium…
October 4 2018
Supported by ESMAP and a team of experts from across the World Bank, a new first-of-a-kind initiative is closing gender gaps and creating equitable institutions across Ethiopia’s energy sector.
August 28 2018
Drawing on lessons learned from successful power pools, ESMAP is funding the development of strategies for World Bank engagement with each power pool (West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa), outlining clear actions and milestones.
June 28 2018
The world is not on track to meet the global energy targets for 2030 set as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, but real progress is being made in certain areas according to a new report from five international agencies.
May 2 2018
A typical wood-burning cookstove emits 300-400 cigarettes’ worth of smoke an hour into the environment around the stove. Now, a new initiative is introducing 50,000 clean, energy-efficient cookstoves to replace charcoal and wood-burning…
April 25 2018
While access to grid electricity has expanded in Cambodia to 71.5 percent, reliability of electricity supply can be improved, as nearly two-thirds of households with access face frequent power shortages, says a new World Bank report.
March 22 2018