Household Energy and Universal Rural Access Project

Project Summary

Remove barriers to the adoption of solar PV for home lighting and for school and community-center lighting. Provide first-cost grants for both household and institutional systems in conjunction with a Rural Electrification Fund that will provide financing for the balance of costs. The GEF supports three components: solar PV investments as part of the Decentralized Electrification and Telephony component, and training, regulatory, and institutional development as part of the Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening Component. GEF $5.2 m., total $16 m. Of GEF $5.2m, $1.7 m. is for UNDP capacity building activities and $3.5 is for World Bank investment component.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Mines, Energy, and Water
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
151,200 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,500,000 USD
Co-financing Total
49,850,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
533,400 USD
Total Cost 53,501,200.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
18 Mar 1999
Concept Approved
01 Oct 2002
Project Approved for Implementation
26 Sep 2003
Project closed
30 Jun 2009