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Global Lighting & Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP)

2009 - ongoing

Implementing agencies
U.S. Department of Energy

African partners
Pan-African organisation

Names of African partners involved
African Development Bank

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

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
Governments of Italy, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, African Development Bank, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Department for International Development (UK), GEF, IFC, Infrastructure Development Company Limited, Power Africa, Power for All, Shell Foundation, TERI, UNDP, UNEP, UN Foundation, World Bank

Geographical scope

Countries where active
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad Republic, Comoros, Congo, Libya, Dem. Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali Republic, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger Republic, Nigeria, Principe, Rwanda, Senegal Republic, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia Republic, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Western Sahara, Mauritius

Renewables, Electricity, Energy Efficiency

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Mini-grids, Stand-alone off-grid

Type of intervention
High-level initiative (upstream)

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

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing

Main objectives
The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) works to catalyze global markets for affordable, quality, and efficient clean energy access products and services. Efforts focus on product quality assurance, promotion of energy efficiency in energy access contexts, and partner collaboration.

Main activities
- Quality assurance: Global LEAP supports development of quality assurance (QA) frameworks for off‐grid energy products and services to build consumer and investor confidence. - Off‐grid energy efficiency: Global LEAP supports development and uptake of super‐efficient appliances and equipment, and other end‐use technologies in energy access contexts, thereby reducing energy supply costs and accelerating access to enhanced energy services. - Collaboration: Global LEAP facilitates programmatic, policy, and research collaboration among energy access stakeholders to advance commercial markets for high‐quality, high‐efficiency clean energy products and services.



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