An IDA project provides customers with high-quality and competitively priced compact fluorescent lamps. About 204,000 Rwandan households now benefit from significant reductions in electricity consumption – and, as a result, lower bills.
With IDA support, between 2008 and 2011, agricultural exports increased on average by 46% annually. Since 2010, Rwanda has maintained a positive food balance sheet and only imports those products that are not produced locally.
An IDA-funded project has helped bring electricity to 270,000 households in Rwanda since 2009. Research shows that women disproportionately suffer from “energy poverty." Providing access to electricity is another way to empower women and promote entrepreneurship.