Quality Assurance Capacity Building for the Off-Grid Solar Sector (WB-P171037)

  • Haiti
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Sep 30, 2019
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
  • Energy
  • Mining
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.80 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Nov 11, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Aug 27, 2019

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Project Description

The World Bank is providing a grant to "provide Quality Assurance (QA) for technical standards and specifications of off-grid solar products, as energy access solutions to national governments in Haiti, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda. The geographic scope of the project may be expanded, based on funding. 

According to the project documents, the environmental risk rating is Low and the social risk rating is Low.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank

Dana Rysankova, Senior Energy Specialist

Telephone: +1 202 458-9514

Email: drysankova@worldbank.org



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