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Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)

2017 - 2020

Implementing agencies
World Bank (Africa Energy Unit)

African partners
Pan-African organisation, Government, Other public body, Private sector, Civil society

Names of African partners involved

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
Governments of Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, and the World Bank

Geographical scope
Regional, Country

Countries where active
Benin, Burkina Faso, Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

Renewables, Electricity, Heating and Cooling, Cooking Energy

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system, Grid connected generation, Mini-grids, Stand-alone off-grid

Type of intervention
High-level initiative (upstream), Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Dialogue and networking, Information and analysis, Policy support / institution building, Project preparation / implementation, Skill development / training

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing

Main objectives
1. Efficient, Clean Cooking & Heating Program: Increased number of WBG country operations supporting access cleaner, more efficient cooking and heating solutions. 2. SE4All Technical Assistance Program: Increase number of low access countries that are enabled to mobilize sector-level financing on the scale required to achieve universal electrification targets. 3. Global Facility on Mini-grids: Increased number of WBG operations with scaled-up, least-cost mini-grids; necessary knowledge based developed. 4. Lighting Global: Increase access to modern, clean, reliable and sustainable electricity services provided by off-grid solar technologies. 5. Urban Poor Electricity Access Program: Increased number of WBG operations where electricity access for the urban poor is mainstreamed.

Main activities
1. Efficient, clean cooking and heating program: country engagement and pipeline development, mobilizing financing and private sector support, monetise clean cooking public good co-benefits in health, climate, and gender; 2. SE4ALL technical assistance program: geo-spatial mapping and least cost planning, investment prospectus, resources mobilization, develop in-country capacity towards adequate preparation and implementation of sector wide planning and ip programs, support to policy makers and energy sector stakeholders towards the creation and strengthening of enabling environments. 3. Global facility on mini-grids: pre-investment activities based on operational and client demand. 4. Lighting global: supporting market-driven approaches with a scale-up potential across and beyond Africa, developing market-compatible solutions for reaching the “last mile” consumers, promoting technology and business model solutions for larger loads, in particular for productive and community uses, supporting governments to effectively integrate off-grid electrification in the national electrification strategies and programs, building capacity of the key sector stakeholders. 5. Urban poor electricity access program: support World Bank electricity access projects, as well as slums upgrading, municipal service improvement projects.



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