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Clean Energy


What we do


IFC’s Clean Energy teams work with firms to develop competitive, replicable clean energy business models and support private sector projects that provide energy access to the underserved.



How we do it


IFC develops renewable energy programs to support green growth by:


  • Advising firms on the commercial and technical aspects of renewable technologies and business models.
  • Providing targeted regulatory advice and capacity building on the policy level.
  • Providing capacity building on the sector level and promoting best practices and standards.


IFC provides energy access to the under-served by:


  • Working with firms to develop business models for manufacturers, distributors, and operators.
  • Facilitating access to commercial and concessional finance for first movers.
  • Promoting best practices and standards to replicate successful models across markets.


We work with: renewable energy project developers, industry associations, governments and regulators, manufacturers, and suppliers of clean energy products and services.



Clean Energy Resources


Fact Sheet | Project Examples | Publications | Videos  


Lighting Africa, a joint IFC and World Bank program, develops commercial off-grid lighting markets in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Green Power for Mobile, a joint IFC and GSMA program, promotes the use of green power at mobile network towers in remote, rural areas around the world.





Jeremy Levin | +1 (202) 458-5906 (Washington, DC, USA) |
John Kellenberg | +1 (202) 458-2584 (Washington, DC, USA) |


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