34 pages | © March 2010 IFC/WBG | Complimentary
Expanding Women's Role in Africa's Modern Off-Grid Lighting Market, analyzes women's role as both consumers and entrepreneurs and identifies women-specific opportunities in the expanding market for modern off-grid lighting. Modern off-grid lighting products could be an immediate solution for African businesswomen who often run small retail businesses — exactly the type of businesses that benefit most from improved lighting and extended productive time. The report compiles the findings of extensive Lighting Africa consumer studies focused on Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia. Lighting Africa, a joint IFC/World Bank program, partnered with IFC's Women in Business (WIN) program to author the report.