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Scaling Solar

2015 - ongoing

Implementing agencies

African partners
Private sector

Names of African partners involved

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

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
World Bank, IFC, MIGA, Governments of Denmark and the Netherlands, Power Africa, DFID, IDCP

Geographical scope

Countries where active

Renewables, Electricity

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Grid connected generation

Type of intervention
Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Project preparation / implementation

Gender focus

Climate focus

Type of financing
Grant, Debt, Early stage

Main objectives
Scaling Solar is a competitive and transparent procurement model that facilitates the rapid development of privately owned, utility-scale solar PV projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

Main activities
Through the Scaling Solar initiative, IFC offers a one-stop-shop solution and package of advisory services, template contracts, financing, guarantees and insurance, drawn from across the WB Group to help governments and utilities procure solar power transparently, competitively and at the lowest possible cost.



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