United Nations has called on
businesses, governments, and
civil society to achieve Sustainable
Energy for All by 2030
Lighting Global is the World Bank Group’s platform to support development of commercial markets for modern energy services for the more than 1.2 billion people in the world without access to electricity. Through Lighting Global, IFC and the World Bank collaborate with the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA), the solar energy services industry and development partners to spur growth of markets for clean, affordable, modern energy services.
The Lighting Global product quality assurance program sets the global standard for quality off-gridsolar devices and kits. Under the program, Lighting Global presently lists over fifty quality verifiedsolar products from more than 20 manufacturers. The Lighting Global platform provides support to abroad portfolio of country-based regional market development programs – Lighting Africa, LightingAsia and Lighting Pacific, which work along the supply chain to reduce market entry barriers and firstmover risks in key off-grid solar markets.
Lighting Global is a key element of the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP), an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). For more information, visit www.lightingglobal.org.