Lighting Africa Year 1: Progress and Plans (Annual Report, September 1, 2007 - August 31, 2008) [PDF]
The purpose of this document is to present the activities and outcomes of the first year operation of the Lighting Africa program. Lighting Africa was officially launched in September 2007 and is jointly managed by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), leveraging the comparative advantage of both organizations to support the rapid scale-up and delivery of modern off-grid lighting to Sub-Saharan Africa. Lighting Africa builds upon the pioneering work of Lighting the Bottom of the Pyramid (LBOP) program and aims to help 250 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa gain access to non-fossil fuel-based, low-cost, high-quality, safe and reliable lighting products by the year 2030.
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