March 22

World Bank Approves $150 Million for Electricity Services in Senegal

By Nasi Hako

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved $150 million from the International Development Association (IDA) to increase access to electricity services for households, enterprises, and critical public facilities in Senegal.

More than 1.5 million people will benefit directly from the Energy Access Scale-Up Project (PADAES) through the connection of 200,000 households to the grid, including 40,000 vulnerable households that will be provided with standardized connection kits tailored to their needs. In addition, about 700 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, 200 schools, and 600 health facilities will benefit from new or improved electricity services.

Photo courtesy of Lukas Bato.

Source: ESI Africa (link opens in a new window)

energy access, global development, MSMEs