SE4ALL Technical Assistance Program





As part of the World Bank Group’s commitments to the global Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, announced at the UN’s Rio+20 Summit, ESMAP has launched a technical assistance program to help countries achieve the goal of universal energy access.


The scale of the challenge is enormous: in 2010, there were 1.2 billion people living without access to electricity, and 2.8 billion people without access to modern household fuels or improved cookstoves. The technical assistance program works with selected countries that have joined the SE4ALL initiative, helping them to develop the policy frameworks, strengthen the institutions, and mobilize the financing necessary to expand and accelerate their national energy access programs.


The goal of the ESMAP program is to help extend energy access to 200 million people by 2030. The initial US$15 million phase of the program, which began in 2013, extends support to 10 countries: Burundi, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, Liberia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Senegal, as well as technical assistance and financing studies to help strengthen regional power pools in Sub‐ Saharan Africa. Support is targeted to the specific needs of countries and regions, and takes into account existing national programs for expanding access.

Country Level Activities


SE4ALL Technical Assitance Program Country Level Activities Table








Contact: Ms. Rutu Dave


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